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Vol.XI. Re r"™ P n t S eed 8e Amherst, Massachusetts, June 25, 1929 Ente - d s ^ p nd cl ^ h m Tt^ Ma83 - No. 1 

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Class cf '04 at 25th Reunion 

1919 Celebrating Its Decennial 


110 Other Degrees Awarded 

William Wheeler 71 and Charles S. Plumb 
'82 were signally honored during the com- 
mencement exercises, Monday, June 17, when 
they were the recipients of the first two honor- 
ary degrees to be conferred upon alumni of 
M.A.C. The only previous award of this nature 
was made when the honorary degree of doctor 
of laws was conferred upon former president 
Edward M. Lewis, when he resigned his office 
to become head of New Hampshire University. 
The degree of doctor of science was awarded to 
Mr. Plumb and that of doctor of laws to Mr 

Ninety-nine bachelor of science degrees, five 
bachelor of vocational agriculture, five master 
of science and one doctor of science completed 
the remaining list of academic awards made by 
the College. Of the master's degrees, two went 
to M.A.C. alumni, namely, Carrick E. Wildon 
'16, head of the department of floriculture at 
the Rhode Island State College, and James C. 
Kakavas '25, graduate assistant in the depart- 
ment of bacteriology and physiology at M.A.C. 

Dr. Lewis Perry, principal of Phillips Academy 
at Exeter, N. H., delivered the commencement 
address, and Dr. Arthur W. Gilbert '04, Com- 
missioner of Agriculture for the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, representing Governor Frank 
G. Allen, presented the diplomas. The degrees 
were conferred by President Roscoe W. Thatcher. 
Wheeler and Plumb Praised 

In awarding the honorary degrees to William 
Wheeler 71 and Charles S. Plumb '83, President 
Thatcher lauded the life works of these two 
outstanding alumni of the College in the follow- 
ing terms: 

"It is now my privilege, honor and pleasure 
to confer the second honorary degree which has 
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45 Classes Represented. '79 Attendance 100 ?? 

and '2& 
Hall a' 

Nearly 300 alumni, representing 45 classes, 
returned to renew friendships and to attend 
class reunions at M.A.C. on Alumni Day, 
Saturday, June 15. Threatening weather 
throughout the early part of the day bid fair 
to make changes in the carefully arranged pro- 
gram necessary, but by the time the alumni- 
varsity baseball game was underway the sun 
broke through the clouds as if it, too, had finally 
decided to join in the gala occasion. Eleven 
classes, 79, '82, '84, '98, '04, '14, '19, '24, '26 
e special efforts to have their 
te campus for large reunions, 
tion of alumni began in Memorial 
y as Thursday, June 13, and con- 
tinued during the next four days. Among the 
earlier arrivals were the members of the classes 
of 1899 and 1904, who came to be present at 
their class reunion banquets Friday evening. 
The remaining reunion classes held banquets 
or class picnics Saturday evening. 

Come from 19 States 

Alumni registered from nineteen states of the 
Union and there was one from Cuba. The Bay 
State naturally led the list of registrants with a 
total of 217. Connecticut was second with 21 
and New York third. 31 alumni came from the 
New England states outside of Massachusetts; 
while 37 others journeyed from more distant 
parts of the country according to the following 
distribution: New York 9, Pennsylvania 8, 
New Jersey 6, District of Columbia, Illinois, 
Maryland, and Ohio 2 each; and California, 
Louisiana, Minnesota, Washington and West 
Virginia 1 each. Robert D. Chisholm '19 
traveled the greatest distance to attend the 
tenth reunion of his class, coming all the way 
from Benicia, California; while another alumnus 
from the West Coast, Dr. Raymond A. Quigley 
'04, was a close second in making the trip from 
his home at Everett, Washington. 

Among other alumni who believe that 3."^ 
handicap, much less that of distance, is n ot 
sufficient to keep them away from a class r e " 
union are: Ravmond L. Chisholm '16 of Orients 
Cuba; Dr. Warren E. Hinds '99 of Baton Rouge, 
La., who received the first Ph.D. degree ever 
granted at M.A.C; Alexander C. Hodson '28 of 
Minneapolis, Minn.; Asa F. Shiverick and John 

E. Wilder, both '82, of Chicago, 111.; Robert 
A. Cochran w'82 of Maysville, Ky.; Dr. Charles 
S. Plumb '82 and Sterling Myrick "24 of Colum- 
bus, Ohio; Dr. Leland H. Taylor w'14 of Mor- 
gantown, W. Va.; Dr. Ernest A. Back and Fred 

F. Henshaw, both '04, of Washington, D. C; 
and Dr. Samuel W. Wiley '98 and Melvin H. 
Pingree '99 of Ruxton, Md. Space alone pre- 
vents the listing of those loyal alumni who 
came from distant points in Pennsylvania, New 
Jersey and New York. 

'14 Cup Presented to 79 
79, the fifty year class, made a record seldom 
equalled by reunion classes in having present 
100 per cent of its members of known address. 
The 79 men who attended were: George P. 
Smith of Amherst, Dr. Roscoe W. Swan of 
Worcester, Hiram E. B. Waldron of Hyde Park 
and Joseph C. Howard of West Bridgewater. 
In recognition of its splendid showing the 
class of 1914 Attendance Cup, awarded each 
\ear by the class of 1914 to that class which 
has the largest percentage of its graduates^ on 
the campus for its reunion, was awarded to 79. 
The class was also represented in the receiving 
line at the President's reception to the gradu- 
ating class and also on the platform at the 
graduation exercises. 

Two members of the "Pioneer Class", George 
Leonard of Springfield, Mass., captain of the 
famous Aggie crew which won the rowing 
regatta of American colleges at Ingleside on the 

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The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1929 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
Member ol The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Price 

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members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter. March IV 
1920. at the Postoffice at Amherst. Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Miss Marion G. Pulley '19 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Kenneth A. Salman '24 
Charles F. Clagg '27 
Harold E. Clark '28 
Philip F. Whitmore '15. ex officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Edwin Billings Smead '71 

The many friends of Edwin Billings Smead 
were saddened by the news of his death, which 
occurred June 10, 1929 at the Franklin County 
Hospital, Greenfield, Mass. Mr. Smead was 
born in Greenfield, January 19, 1849, and 
attended the public schools there during his 
boyhood days. As a member of the first class 
at M.A.C. he was graduated in 1871. 

Immediately following the completion of his 
college course he became a teacher and in 1872- 
73 he was engaged in surveying work as a civil 
engineer in Maryland and Pennsylvania. After 
fourteen years in commercial work in Baltimore, 
Md., he moved to Hartford, Conn., where he 
became principal of the Watkinson Farm School 
for Boys, a position which he held for thirty- 
three years. 

In 1917 he retired and re-established his home 
in Greenfield, near the place of his birth. He 
was a deacon and staunch member of the First 
Congregational Church, Greenfield. He was a 
person possessed of upright character and 
integrity and having that kindliness so prominent 
in his generation and family. He was a member 
of the Q.T.V. fraternity at M.A.C. 

He recently completed a geneology of the 
Smead family and during the past winter pre- 
pared the history of the first one hundred years 
of the Congregational Church. His burial took 
place in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. 

Luther Williams Smith '93 

Luther W. Smith was born in Ashfield, Mass., 
March 14, 1872 and died in Michigan City, 
Indiana, May 7, 1929, following an operation 
for appendicitis. He was a member of the 
Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity in College and a 
singer in the glee club of his time, particularly 
in the Arion Quartette. 

After graduation he went to Manteno, 111., 
where he owned and operated Blue Ridge Farm 
for some twenty-five years. He was a very 
progressive farmer, a good citizen and a promi- 
nent member of the Presbyterian Church and 
of the Masons. He married Carrie Wright, 
February 22, 1894, who died in 1921. An 
adopted son, Donald lives in Chicago. In 1924 
he married Valasta Vancouk and their son 
Charles Edwin was born in February, 1928. 

After the death of his first wife he leased his 
farm and was employed for four years as land 
appraiser by the First National Bank of Chicago, 
working chiefly in Iowa. He resigned from this 
position to become a salesman for the Gurlach- 
Barklon Co. of Joliet, III., and had just been 
made a sales manager of that firm at the time 
of death. 

He was cut off in the full vigor of mature 
manhood after a very active and useful life. 
His loss is felt by a large circle of relatives and 

Mrs. F. S. Cooley. 


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ever been granted by this College, upon Prof. 
Charles S. Plumb of the University of Ohio. 

"Professor Plumb was born in Westfield, 
Massachusetts, in 1860 and graduated from this 
College with the degree of Bachelor of Science 
in June, 1882. In 1883-84, he was associate 
editor of the Rural New Yorker. From 1884 
to 1887 he was a research assistant at the New 
York State Agricultural Experiment Station at 
Geneva. From 1887 to 1890, he served at the 
University of Tennessee as professor of agri- 
culture and assistant director of the Experi- 
ment Station. For the next thirteen years, he 
was at Purdue University, where he held the 
positions of professor of agricultural science from 
1890 to 1893 and of animal husbandry and dairy- 
ing from 1893 to 1902 and at the same time 
served first as vice-director and from 1891 to 
1902 as director of the Indiana Agricultural 
Experiment Station. On September 1, 1902, he 
became professor of animal husbandry at Ohio 
State University, his present position. 

"He founded and edited until 1S91 the monthly 
magazine known as Agricultural Science. He has 
travelled extensively, investigating methods of 
animal breeding and management, having made 
five trips to Europe for this purpose since 1897. 

"He is a member of numerous scientific and 
fraternal societies and has served as Grand 
Historian for the Grand Lodge of Ohio Free 
and Accepted Masons. 

"He is the author of eight books in animal 
husbandry, most of which are used as text and 
reference books in all of the land-grant colleges 
of this country and abroad. He has also con- 
tributed to Encyclopedia Americana, and the 
Book of Rural Life and has published numerous 
monographs and articles in state and govern- 
ment bulletins and reports and in journals in 
America and abroad. 

William Wheeler '71 

"Shortly after this College first opened its 
doors, William Wheeler [entered as a student. 
He was graduated as a member of its first class 
in 1871. In 1876, when President Clark of this 
College was called to Japan to found there the 
Sapiro Agricultural College, he took Mr. Wheeler 
with him as professor of mathematics and civil 
engineering. Mr. Wheeler succeeded Colonel 
Clark as president of that College and rendered 
such valuable service there, both in organizing 
the College and in supervising the construction 
of roads and bridges, that when he left he was 
publicly thanked and decorated by the Emperor 
of Japan. 

"Shortly after his return to this country, in 
1880, he was made a member of the Board of 
Trustees of this College. The legal status of 
the College was at that time in some question 
and there was great uncertainty as to its future. 
Recognizing an opportunity to render greater 
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The M.A.C. Varsity Club, composed of 
veteran wearers of the "M", held its ninth 
annual get-together in Draper Hall, Sunday 
morning, June 16. A record breaking attendance 
for this meeting was on hand, 89 persons being 
seated around the breakfast tables. The total 
membership of the Club is 260. 

Between the breakfast courses each alumnus 
was asked by the chairman, Theodore S. Bacon 
'94 of Springfield, Mass., to briefly introduce 
himself. Following the repast, Frederick A. 
McLaughlin '11 presented to the club the 
subject of a Varsity Club charm which all 
members might secure and showed several 
suggested designs for the approval of those 

Following the reading of several telegrams 
from absent members, Honorable Harry D. 
Brown '14 of Billerica, Mass., a member of the 
State Legislature was introduced as toastmaster 
for the occasion. President Roscoe W. Thatcher, 
who then addressed the club, touched particu- 
larly on the new courses now being given at 
the College in physical education and the im- 
provement in sportsmanship which has been 
shown among the several groups of students. 

"M" Certificate Awards 

Certificates were awarded in absentia to th e 
living members of the Aggie crew which de- 
feated Harvard, to the members of early Aggie 
baseball teams and the members of the foot- 
ball men of the class of 1889. 

"Larry" Briggs '27 then spoke regarding the 
history of the early years of baseball at the 
College, including in his talk many interesting 
facts and anecdotes concerning early games and 
Aggie players. 

A paper pertaining to the life of the late 
Admiral George H. Barber and his gift to the 
College for permanent improvements in the 
physical education department was read by 
Dr. Joseph B. Lindsey '83. He pointed out 
that a portion of the accumulated interest on 
this fund is now being used to aid in the con- 
struction of new and the renovation of the old 
tennis courts adjacent to the Drill Hall. 

Stewart P. Batchelder '19 of Sunderland, 
spoke of the fine, typical Aggie sportsmanship 
as exemplified in the late Allen Leon Pond of 
the class of 1920, in whose memory the Allen 
Leon Pond Memorial Medal is awarded annually 
for excellence in football. The recipients of this 
award to date are: King '21, Lewis '22, Marsh- 
man '23, Salman '24, Marx '25, Gustafson '26, 
Amstein '27, Hilyard '28 and Bowie '29. 

Hutchinson '14 Speaker 

The introduction of hockey to this country 
and its development at M.A.C. was outlined by 
"Jack" Hutchinson '14, captain of the '13 team, 
and a stellar performer in professional hockey 
of today. Other speakers on the program in- 
cluded Fred S. Cooley '88, Philip F. Whitmore 
'15, Robley Nash '29, "Bob" Barrows '24, Fred 
Ellert '30, "Em" Greenaway '27, Major S. 
FrancisJ- Howard '94j_and Dr. Raymond A. 

Officers of the Club for the coming year were 
elected as follows: President, Willard A. Munson 
'05; vice-presidents, Warren M. Dewing '20, 
Lewis H. Keith '25, Hezekiah Howell '85, Albert 

C. McLoud '90; secretary-treasurer, Earle S. 
Carpenter '24;5members ofJthe executive com- 
mittee, Harold M. Gore '13, Frederick A. Mc- 
Laughlin '11, Emory E. Grayson '17, Robert 

D. Hawley 'IS, William I. Goodwin '18, Kenneth 
A. Salman '24, Lawrence E. Briggs '27 and 
Raymond S. Mann '30. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1<>29 

Who was Honored with LL.D. Degree 


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service to his Alma Mater if not officially con- 
nected with it, Mr. Wheeier resigned from the 
Board as it was then constituted and worked 
assiduously for full legal recognition of the 
State's responsibility for and authority over it. 
These efforts becoming fully successful, in 1887, 
Mr. Wheeler was made a member of the first 
Board of Trustees of this College to be ap- 
pointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth 
and for forty-two years served continuously in 
the capacity. During the last six years of his 
membership on the Board, he served as its 
vice-president and chairman. Since the Gover- 
nor of the Commonwealth is rarely able to 
actively perform the duties of the presidency 
of the Board, Mr. Wheeler virtually served in 
this capacity during these later years of his 
term of office, which terminated on December 
31 last. 

"No one has ever given as long or rendered 
more effective service to the College as a loyal 
alumnus and member of its Board of Trustees. 
Indeed, it is doubtful if such a record can be 
paralleled in the history of any college or state. 
When there is added to the record of time given 
unselfishly without limit and without remuner- 
ation, the quality of careful thought and wise 
attention to the best interests of the College 
which he has given, this record of public service 
becomes a most impressive one. 

"During all of these years, Mr. Wheeler has 
followed the practice of the profession for which 
he began his preparation as a student at this 
College and he is well known throughout the 
United States as an hydro-electric engineer, 
who has planned and supervised the public 
water-supply systems of many American cities." 
Prizes and Awards Announced 
Announcement was made of the following 
prizes and awards: 

TheGrinnell Prizes. First, Matthew L. Blais- 
dell '29 of North Amherst; second, William G. 
Edson '29 of East Braintree; third, Harold S. 
Adams '29 of Whitinsville. 

The Burnham Declamation Prizes. First, 
William S. Fisher, Jr. '32 of Mt. Ephraim, N. J.; 
second, Norman Myrick '31 of Longmeadow. 

The Flint Oratorical Prizes. First, Dennis M. 
Crowley '29 of Boston; second, Milton I. Coven 
'30 of Springfield. 

The Allan Leon Pond Memorial Medal. Robt. 
L. Bowie '29 of Milton. 

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Connecticut^ River, July 21, 1871, and Wilson 
M. Tucker of Monson, Mass., upheld the honors 
of '71. 

1914 Has Largest Number 
The class of 1914 made a remarkable showing 
in having 35 of its members, or 39 per cent of 
the graduates in the class, present for its fifteenth 
reunion. '98 was a strong contender for the '14 
Attendance Cup by having 63 per cent of its 
members on the campus. The classes holding 
regular reunions this year, together with the 
number and percentage of attendance for each 
is given below: 

Non-Grads. Percent of 
Present Grads. Present 









Saturday morning 













at 8.30 

with the 
inspection of the College R.O.T.C. 
of rain the exhibition was confined to mounted 
drill, which included superb demonstrations of 
horsemanship and bareback riding. 

The annual meeting of the Associate Alumni 
took place in Memorial Hall at 10 a. m. and 
was attended by about 150 alumni. At this 
meeting the work of the Association during the 
past year was reviewed and officers elected for 
the coming year. Philip F. Whitmore '15, of 
Sunderland, the retiring president, presided 
during the meeting until the election of the new 
president, Charles H Gould '16, was announced. 
Other officers elected were: David H. Buttrick 
'17 of Arlington, vice-president; Sumner R. 
Parker '04 of South Amherst, secretary, and 
Clark L. Thayer '13 of Amherst, treasurer. 
Alumni elected to serve as members of the 
board of directors of the Association for a term 
of four years were: Samuel S. Crossman '09 of 
Melrose Highlands; Frederick V. Waugh '22 of 
Reading; Almon W. Spaulding '17 of West 
Hartford, Conn.; and Alton H. Gustafson '26 
of Cambridge; the latter two men being elected 
by mail poll. 

Hasbrouck Portrait Unveiled 
Special honor was paid to the memory of the 
late Philip B. Hasbrouck, teacher of mathematics 
from 1895 to 1924 and registrar of the College 
from 1905 to 1924 in the presentation of his 
portrait to the College by the alumni. The 
portrait, done by J. J. LaValley of Springfield, 
and made possible by the generous aid of over 
350 alumni, was presented by Dr. Clarence E. 
Gordon '01, chairman of the committee which 
raised the necessary funds. In presenting the 
portrait, Dr. Gordon paid a splendid tribute to 
Professor Hasbrouck, whose influence, unselfish 
and faithful service w-as appreciated by both 
students and faculty over a period of twenty- 
nine years. Mr. George H. Ellis, chairman of 
the Board of Trustees accepted the gift for the 
College and spoke of the appreciation which the 
trustees have for the efforts of the alumni to 
preserve the memory of those great men who 
have assisted in building the College. The 
portrait will be hung in the loggia in Memorial 
Hall opposite that of the late Professor and 
Dean, George F. Mills. 

Prof. Curry S. Hicks, vice-chairman of the 
Physical Education Building Committee gave a 
comprehensive report of the campaign for funds 
for this project, including some very definite 
recommendations of policy. His report, in- 
cluding the recommendations were adopted. 
Among the several alumni who spoke regarding 

Recipient of Sc. D. Degree 

the project was Bernard H. Smith of the class 
of 1899, who volunteered to duplicate the con- 
tributions already listed for his class. 

Pres. Thatcher Addresses Alumni 

President Roscoe W. Thatcher brought the 
meeting to a close by addressing the alumni in 
which he pointed out the recent progress and 
changes at the College, the new appointments 
and changes in the College Board of Trustees, 
the cordial relationship between the College and 
the State Commission on Administration and 
Finance, and of the importance of the Physical 
Education Building Campaign in providing the 
people of the State with a definite understand- 
ing of the purposes of the College. 

Led by the alumni marshal, E. Asa White 
'19 of Manville, R. I., the alumni then ad- 
journed to Draper Hall for the annual alumni 
dinner tendered by the College. More than 350 
alumni and their wives attended this event, 
where joy and the old-time College spirit 
reigned supreme. Class cheers echoed through 
the building and College songs led by Fred D. 
Griggs '13, accompanied at the piano by "Jack'' 
Hutchinson '14, brought back fond memories of 
undergraduate days to all. 

The College Band, from the porch of Draper 
Hall and under the direction of Captain Edwin 
N. Sumner, entertained the alumni with the 
latest musical selections for a brief period follow- 
ing the dinner, after which, due to threatening 
weather, the assemblage gathered in Bowker 
Auditorium rather than under the customary 
Stockbridge Pines, to listen to the alumni 

Alumni Speakers Recall Olden Days 
Those who spoke in turn, as representing 
their several classes, were: Dr. Roscoe W. 
Swan '79 of Worcester; Alvertus J. Morse '94 
of Northampton and Dr. S. Francis Howard '94, 
professor of chemistry at Norwich University, 
Northfield, Vt.; Dr. Warren E. Hinds '99, 
entomologist at Louisiana State University, 
Baton Rouge, La.; Michael F. Ahearn '04, 
director of athletics and professor of physical 
education at the Kansas State Agricultural 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1929 


'21 & '27 Justin J. McCarthy and Edward 
A. Connell were recently elected to membership 
in the Boston University Club. 

'21, '27 & '28 Philip L. Robinson, landscape 
architect, states that his latest address is Grace 
Apartments, Third St. and Grace Ave., Great 
Neck, L. I., N. Y. He is assisted in his work 
by John E. White '27, Charles P. Preston '28 
and Robert A. Lincoln '28. 

'22 Robert H. Beckwith is a farm manager, 
Star Route, Great Barrington, Mass. 

'22 Robert M. Hodgson has been promoted 
from the North Adams office of the N. E. Tel. 
and Tel. Co., to office manager of that company 
at Springfield, Mass. 

'22 George B. Packer writes that he is a 
representative for the firm of N. W. Ayer & Son, 
164 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. His home 
is at 1328 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 111. 

'22 Ralph Russell, who married Miss Judith 
Fried of New York City last September, is 
continuing with his graduate work in rural 
sociology at the Univ. of Wisconsin. 

'23 Mason W. Alger, besides being a market 
gardener, is active in town politics at West 
Bridgewater. He has been a member of the 
town finance committee and is now a town 
selectman and member of the board of public 

'23 Frederick B. Cook is pastor of the 
Community Church at Gypsum, Ohio. He 
received his B.D. degree at the graduate school 
of theology, Oberlin Univ., last June, was 
married in August and is working on his S.T.M. 
degree this year. 

'23 Lewis E. Dickinson, Jr., continues to 
hold the position of chemist with the National 
India Rubber Co., at Bristol, R. I. 

'23 "Phil" Dowden has been stationed in 
Budapest, Hungary for some time working on 
an investigation of the gypsy moth for the U. S. 
Dept. of Entomology. He was married July 
26, 1928 while in Europe to Miss Eleanor Gregg 
of Charleston, S. C. Kapy Utca, 21, Budapest II, 
Hungary is his foreign address. When in the 
U. S. he is located at 17 E. Highland Ave., 
Melrose Highlands, Mass. 

'23 Benjamin Gamzue is still engaged as an 
instructor in English in the English depart- 
ment of Washington Square College, New York 
University, New York City. 

'23 John S. Hale, county club agent of the 
Hartford County Farm Bureau, is making a 
name for himself in 4-H club work in Hartford, 
County, Conn. 

'23 Norman D. Hilyard is branch manager 
of the American News Co., Inc., 127 Factory 
St., Trenton, N. J. 

'23 Eyrie G. Johnson, first lieutenant, Air 
Corps, U. S. Army, is now located at Luke 
Field, Honolulu, T. H. He is married and has 
one daughter age four, and writes that he 
occasionally sees "Mort" Cassidy '20, who is 
also located in Honolulu. 

'23 Robert de S. Mohor holds the position 
of coach of athletics at the high school, Succa- 
sunna, N. J. 

'24 Howard H. Davis, who until recently 
was connected with the Brockton Public Market, 
Brockton, Mass., is now located at Littleton, 
Colo., where he is employed by the Ken Caryl 
Ranch Co. 

'24 Norman H. MacAfee is night foreman 
for the Whiting Milk Co., Dorchester, Mass. 

'24 John T. Perry has been teaching 
at Williams College as instructor in biology. 

'24 Kenneth W. Sims is employed as a 
herdsman at South Coventry, Conn. 

'24 Harold D. Stevenson is doing landscape 
gardening and nursery work at Camden, Maine. 

'25 Bradford Armstrong, advertising agent 
for the California Fruit Growers' Exchange has 
been transferred from the New York office of 
that organization to its branch at 54 Church 
St., Hartford, Conn. 



The Alumni Academic Activities Club, with 
about twenty members present, enjoyed its 
annual breakfast and meeting in Draper Hall, 
Sunday morning, June 16. President Thatcher 
was present to greet the gathering which was 
presided over by Louis M. Lyons '18 of Reading, 
special reporter for the Boston Globe. Marshall 
O. Lanphear '18, club secretary and assistant 
dean, and Prof. Frank Prentice Rand, general 
manager of academic activities, had charge of 
the details of the meeting. 

One of the chief events of the after-breakfast 
program was the presentation of an academic 
activities medal as an honorary award and an 
expression of appreciation to former professor 
Harold E. Robbins. Mr. Robbins, as a faculty 
advisor, did a great deal to encourage and asisst 
students in the participation in various academic 
activities during and following his period of 
service with the College. The med.,1 was 
awarded by Dean William L. Machmer, chair- 
man of the Academic Activities Board. 

The meeting was brought to a close by an 
interesting discussion on the subject, "Shall Our 
Entertainment Organizations Continue to 
Solicit the Support of Alumni as Hosts in 
Their Several Towns?" Maxwell H. Goldberg 
'28 of the English department at the College 
and George W. Edman '21 of Pittsfield, a mem- 
ber of the staff of the Berkshire Eagle and presi- 
dent of the Pittsfield Players opened the dis- 

The new officers of the club for the coming 
year were elected as follows: Louis M. Lyons 
'18, president; Maxwell H. Goldberg '28, 
secretary-treasurer; and Miss Eleanor Bateman 
'23, Ralph T. Howe '19 and Lawrence S. Dick- 
inson '10, members of the executive committee. 


Only 600 copies left! 


Prices: SI. 00 to Association members. 
$2.00 to others. 


(Continued from Page 3) 

The Frederick Cornelius Eldred Memorial 
Prizes. First, Robert S. Snell '29-of Southbridge; 
second, Addison S. Hall '30 of Ashfield. 

The Academic Activities Conspicuous Service 
Trophy. Dennis M. Crowley '29 of Boston. 

The George Henry Richards Memorial Cup. 
Charles E. Kelley '29 of Dalton. 

The Honor Graduate of the Military Course. 
William D. Edson '29 of East Braintree. 

The Virginia Dare Extract Prize in Chemistry. 
Miss Ruth H. Parrish '29 of Great Barrington. 

The Southern Alumni Baseball Cup. Clifton 
R. Johnson '29 of Worcester. 

The Cavalry Troop Guidon Prize. Troop B, 
commanded by Cadet Captain, Carl A. Bergan 
'30 of Northampton. 

The sophomore-senior hop in the old Drill 
Hall, Monday evening, brought to a fitting 
close Aggie's 59th commencement. This brilliant 
event, attended by 100 couples, was unique in 
that a midnight supper was served on the lawn 
adjacent to Memorial Hall brightened by 
myriads of swaying Japanese lanterns, whose 
light gradually faded into the dawn on the 
approach of a new day. 


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College, Manhatten, Kan.; Dr. Leland H. 
Taylor '14, professor of zoology at the West 
Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.; 
Willard K. French '19, instructor of agriculture 
at the Worcester North High School; and 
Sterling Myrick '24, landscape architect at 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Next among the events of the day was the 
alumni parade, which, coming as it did with the 
full radiance of the afternoon sun, lent color 
to the entire program. Escorted by the College 
band and with alumni marshal White '19 in 
charge, the class of '79, followed in order by 
'71, and so on through all the class represented, 
the parade marched the length of the campus 
from Stockbridge Hall to Alumni Field. Many 
classes wore unique costumes. The class of 
1919 came as carefree rollicking sailors. '24, 
represented "Butterfield's Best Flower," and 
wore genuine flour sacks so labelled, topped off 
with natty chef caps. '14, wore gayly tufted 
yama hats and bore cone-shaped batons filled 
with varie-colored paper. Other groups wore 
brilliant-colored arm and hat bands bearing 
their class insignia. One noteworthy feature of 
the parade was the appearance of the M.A.C. 
military uniform of over fifty years ago, which 
was recently given to the College memorabilia 
collection by Dr. Charles S. Howe '78, who 
recently retired as head of the Case School of 
Applied Science at Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. 
Howe had carefully preserved the uniform for 
over half a century and it was the original 
uniform which he wore during his undergraduate 
days. It was worn at the head of the class of 
'79 by Winthrop Smith of the class of 1930. 
Alumni Win Baseball Game 

The alumni-varsity baseball game proved to 
be one of the most interesting events of the 
day. It was easily won by the alumni team 
composed of Aggie baseball stars of the past 
ten years or more. The final score, when the 
game was called at the close of the seventh 
inning, was: Alumni 11, Varsity 6. "Kid" 
Gore '13 as megaphone announcer, par excel- 
lence, for each alumnus as he stepped to the 
plate or did something which called for com- 
ment added much to the contest. The first 
string players for the alumni team were: rf 
Gordon '23, If Sherman '14, 36 Davis '14, cf 
Collins '22, 2b Glavin '19, 26 Jakeman '20, 26 
Barrows '24, 36 Johnson '15, 16 Kroeck '22, 
16 Brigham '19, 55 Brewer '14, 55 Grayson '17, 
55 Moriarty '28, c Newell '21, c Briggs '27, 
p Nash '27. Those who were also given an 
opportunity to demonstrate that they were "as 
young as ever" were: Read '96, Gore '13, Nicoll 
'24, Smiley '26, Hutchinson '14, Tups '28, 
Thompson '28, Faxon '19, McGeoch '25 and 
Brunner '24. "Chick" McGeoch '25 was manager 
of the team. 

The first ball of the game was pitched by 
George P. Smith '79. Frederick H. Read '96 
of Oak Lawn, R. I., and M.A.C. baseball star 
of former days proved that he could "come 
back" by making a hit and in reaching third 
base before his side was retired. During the 
contest the class of 1914 attendance cup was 
presented to the class of '79, in recognition of 
its 100 per cent attendance by Edward L. 
Hazen '14, in behalf of his classmates. 

Fraternity reunions and meetings, class ban- 
quets and the Roister Doister production of 
"Macbeth" made a fitting climax to the 1929 
Alumni Day, a day which will be long remem- 
bered by many alumni in the years to come. 

Not to be outdone by their fellow alumni, 
the alumnae gathered at Draper Hall early 
Sunday morning for a get-together breakfast 
which was throughly enjoyed by some twenty 
loyal daughters of M.A.C. The committee in 
charge of this event were: Olive M. Turner '08, 
Mary E. M. Garvey '19, Sarah T. Plantinga 
'28 and Jane Pollard Gore '22. 



Vol. XL R Tu?rL7eet Amherst, Massachusetts, September 25, 1929 Ent 1^.£^£^?'"- No. 2 



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Varsity Football 



Bates at Lewiston 



Bowdoin at Alumni Field 


Alumni Home-Coming Day 
Middlebury at Alumni Field 


Norwich at Alumni Field 


Worcester Tech at Worcester 



Amherst at Pratt Field 


Springfield at Springfield 


Tufts at Alumni Field 

sity Cross Country 



Wesleyan at Middletown 


Worcester Tech at Worcester 



Amherst and St. Stephens at 
Pratt Field 


B. U. at Alumni Field 


N. E. Intercollegiates at 
Franklin Field, Boston 

reshman Football 



Amherst High at Alumni Field 


Deerfield High at Alumni Field 




Stockbridge School at Alumni 





Deerfield Academy 2nds at 
Alumni Field 


Adams High at Adams 


Sophomores at Alumni Field 



Total Registration 587 
199 Freshmen 

Five hundred eight-seven students of the 
regular four-year course including 199 members 
of the entering class of 1933, assembled in 
Bowker Auditorium the afternoon of September 
18 to participate in the formal opening of 
M.A.C. for its sixty-second year. Although the 
total number of students to date is slightly 
lower than that of a year ago when 601 regis- 
tered, it is expected that tardy registrations 
will swell the figure to equal, if not exceed those 
of 1928. 

President Roscoe W. Thatcher, beginning his 
third year as head of the College, and Dean 
William L. Machmer welcomed the students at 
the first assembly. President Thatcher spoke at 
length on the recent changes and improvements 
which have taken place on the campus, includ- 
ing the new macadam roadway, the new horti- 
cultural manufactures building and the new 
abattoir, an addition to the Grinnell Arena. 
Building Program Possible 

He also told of the recent visit of the State 
Commission on Administration and Finance and 
gave the opinion that in general the Commission 
seemed to be in favor of the five-year building 
program which has been proposed for the 
College, but that as yet no definite statement 
could be made on this subject. Regarding the 
changing of the name of the College, he stated 
that the action of the State Legislature in this 
matter should not be anticipated by under- 
graduates in advance of such a change, since 

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Saturday, October 12, 1929 

(Columbus Day) 
Come early — Stay late 

Alumni RegisIT Tl Memorial Hall 

Noon: Alumni || || Draper Hall. 

2.30 p. m.: Football— M.A.C. vs. Middle- 
bury at Alumni Field. 

4.30 p. m.: Handshake — Alumni, faculty 
and undergraduates, Memorial Hall. 

6.00 p. m.: Fraternity receptions at the 
Recreation and games, Memorial Hall. 

Extraordinary efforts are being made this 
year to welcome some 300 alumni back to the 
old campus Saturday, October 12, Alumni 
Home-Coming Day. 

All alumni are urged to register in Memorial 
Hall immediately on arrival. 

At noon there will be a dinner in Draper Hall 
for alumni and their accompanying guests and 
to which members of the faculty are invited. 
The charge for the dinner will be 75 cents per 

The afternoon program will center about the 
M.A.C.-Middlebury gridiron contest on Alumni 
Field, where a special section of the stands will 
be reserved for home-comers and reserved side- 
line benches next to the players bench for all 
former Aggie football letter men. The game 
will be called at 2:30 p. m. sharp. 

An opportunity for all to recover from the 
brisk October breezes of Alumni Field is offered 
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Quota $70,000, Cost of One Wing 

Seventy thousand dollars, or the cost of the 
locker and dressing room wing of the new 
Physical Education Building, is the quota which 
has been set for alumni contributions toward 
this worthy project. That part of the structure 
when completed, will be known as the "Alumni 
Wing" of the building. 

At a special meeting of the building committee 
last June it was felt that a definite objective for 
alumni should be announced, since it was 
realized from the beginning of the campaign 
that the larger share of the total cost of the 
building must come from other sources than 
alumni. Hence, with a total of $35,000 already- 
donated by alumni in the form of gifts or 
pledges, an equal amount from this source 
would complete the alumni share in the project. 
Public Gives $25,000 

During the summer months the fund has 
been increased by $7,000, chiefly through gifts 
fiom private citizens who are not alumni. These 
benefactions brought the total amount of cash 
gifts and pledges from outside sources up to 
$25,000. Some of the benefactors of the fund 
who are not connected with the college are: 
Mr. Winthrop M. Crane, Jr., and Mr. Z. 
Mashall Crane of Dalton, Mass., Mr. Ernest 
M. Whitcomb of Amherst; Mr. and Mrs. 
William A. Gallup, Mr. S. M. Merrill and Mrs. 
James J. Storrow of Boston; Mr. Frank P. 
Knowles of Auburn; Mr. Joseph A. Skinner of 
South Hadley. 

The work of presenting the project to indi- 
viduals, not alumni is continuing unabated. 
Besides certain members of the building com- 
( Continued on Page 2, col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1929 


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Entered as second class matter, March 17 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879- 

Linus H. Jones '16. Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '2-i 
Kenneth A. Salman '24 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 


William Owen Smith w'73 

William Owen Smith, lawyer, civic leader, 
sugar planter, banker and life-long builder of 
Hawaii, died at his home in Nuuanu, T. H., 
April 13, 1929, after a week of illness from a 
severe cold which developed into bronchial 

Mr. Smith was born at Koloa, Kauai, T. H., 
August 4, 1848, and received his early edu- 
cation on the Islands, entering M.A.C. with 
the class of 1873. 

He began his professional career in law offices 
in Hawaii and was sheriff of Kauai in 1870 and 
of Maui in 1872. He was admitted to the bar 
in 1875, serving as attorney general at Honolulu 
for nearly seven years. He was elected to the 
Hawaiian legislature intermittently over a 
period of twenty years, from 1878 to 1899. 

The position of William O. Smith in Hawaiian 
history extends over a period of half a century, 
starting in the days of the Hawaiian kingdom, 
and reaching its greatest brilliancy in the 
earlier years of the Territory when it came into 
the possession of the United States. He rose 
to be an outstanding figure in official and 
business life. 

Although active in revolutionary affairs on 
the Islands, and holding important offices in 
the government which succeeded the monarchy 
in 1893, Mr. Smith, nevertheless, won the 
friendship of Queen Liliuokalani. At the time 
of her death he was one of the administrators of 
her estate. 

Outstanding as a lawyer, he also interested 
himself in the sugar industry even as a youth 
and grew up with the work. For many years he 
was secretary and treasurer of the Hawaiian 
Sugar Planters' Association. 

He has long been an interested and loyal 
supporter of the M.A.C. alumni activities. 

Frederick George Campbell '75 

Word received at commencement time of the 
sudden death of Frederick George Campbell 
75, on June 13, 1929, was keenly felt by his 
friends and classmates who were on the campus 
for their annual reunions and by all who knew 

Mr. Campbell was stricken suddenly while 
walking through the Arnold Arboretum near 
his home in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and was 
probably caused by a heart attack brought on 
by the excessive heat of the day. 

He was born at Westminster West, Vt., 
August 19, 1853 and entered M.A.C. in Sep- 
tember, 1871, with the class of 1875. He was 
one of the six founders of the Phi Sigma Kappa 
fraternity, of whom but one, Dr. William P. 
Brooks '75 of Amherst, is now living. 

After graduation from M.A.C, Mr. Campbell 
returned to his father's farm at Westminster 
West, Vt., and carried on as a farmer and sheep 
grower until his retirement in 1922. He was one 
of the old school of M.A.C. graduates, whose 
love for the soil and things that grow could not 
be turned aside during his entire span of years. 


Meeting of Board of Directors. 

The first meeting after Commencement of 
the Board of Directors of the Associate Alumni 
was held at the College, July 23, 1929. The 
newly elected president, Charles H. Gould '16 
presided and the following items of business 
were conducted: 

1. Accepted the reading of the minutes of the 
annual meeting of the Association. 

2. The following alumni were elected to 
serve as members of the Executive Committee 
of the Association during the coming year: 
Stewart P. Batchelder '19, Ernest S. Russell 
'16, Charles A. Peters '97, Theoren L. Warner 
'08, and Frederick V. Waugh '22. In addition 
to the foregoing alumni, the officers of the 
Association will serve as members ex-officio. 

3. The following alumni were chosen to 
serve as members of the Alumni Bulletin Ad- 
visory Editorial Committee during the ensuing 
year: Linus H. Jones '16 (chairman), Roland 
H. Verbeck '08, William L. Doran '15, Philip 
F. Whitmore '15, Marshall O. Lanphear '18, 
Earle S. Carpenter '24, Kenneth A. Salman '24, 
Maxwell Goldberg '28, Charles H. Gould '16, 
and William I. Goodwin '18. 

4. It was voted that Alumni Home-Coming 
Day be scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 
1929 (Columbus Day), the day of the M.A.C.- 
Middlebury football game. 

5. It was voted that World Aggie Night be 
referred to the Executive Committee for action 
and that the date for the event be scheduled 
about the middle of November. (The date 
finally decided upon is Friday, November 15.) 

6. It was voted that the Association offer 
the College its co-operation in any plans which 
might be made for an M.A.C. radio night. 


'22 A son, Howard Hadley, to Mr. and Mrs. 
George A. Cotton, August 21, 1929, at North 
Andover, Mass. 

'24 & w'25 A son, Kenneth Adams, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Norman H. MacAfee, August 3, 1929, 
at Milton, Mass. 

Frederick Franklin Moon 

Frederick Franklin Moon, dean of the New 
York State College of Forestry at Syracuse 
University, died on September 3 after an 
operation in a Syracuse hospital. Dean Moon 
was professor of forestry at M.A.C. from 1910 
to 1912 and was well known in Amherst and 
throughout New England. He was born on 
July 3, 1880 at Easton, Pennsylvania. He was 
a graduate of Amherst College and of the Yale 
School of Forestry. 

Dean Moon possessed a striking and rich 
personality. He was always bubbling over with 
enthusiasm and good nature, was always opti- 
mistic and friendly. His passing is felt with 
great regret by students of his time and by all 
the older members of the faculty. F.A.W. 


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mittee, the following alumni have volunteered 
to assist in this phase of the campaign: Starr 
M. King '21, Dr. Carleton T. Smith '18, Joseph 
Martin w'87, David H. Buttrick '17, John B. 
Hull '91, Frederick H. Turner '99, George W. 
Edman '21, Arthur M. Howard '18, Roy K. 
Patch w'13, Dr. Henry D. Clark '93 and Walter 
B. Shaw S.S.A. '21. Should these men success- 
fully carry through the missions assigned there 
is every reason to believe that the fund will be 
carried well along toward the $100,000 mark. 
Alumni Must Double Gifts 

The appeal sent out to all alumni a year ago 
was for contributions, large or small, and from 
as many alumni as possible, in order to demon- 
strate to other citizens throughout the State 
that the graduates df M.A.C. were willing to 
contribute. The response to that appeal was 
good. At present more than 1100 alumni have 
either pledged or made cash contributions. 
Many of these contributors indicated that they 
would be willing to give more at a later date. 
An appeal is therefore being sent out this fall 
by Prof. Curry S. Hicks to those who have 
contributed, as well as to those who have not, 
urging all toward the common alumni goal, the 
locker and dressing room wing of the building. 

A summary of the campaign to date follows: 
Group Contrib. Amounts 

M.A.C. Undergraduates 283 $2,540.45 

M.A.C. Faculty* 75 2,546.00 

S.S.A. Undergraduates 36 65.70 

Others 35 21,843.61 

Interest on Investments 392.34 

M.A.C. Alumni 
S.S.A. Alumni 

Total All Alumni 

Grand Total 






llty who 

are a 



*Does not include 



'19 Marion G. Pulley to Hiram A. Andrews, 
July 10, 1929 at Amherst, Mass. 

'22 H. Margaret Perry to Mr. Lester H. 
Stimmel at Fort Collins, Colorado, August 18, 

'22 Edwin H. Warren to Miss Helen M. 
Pearson at Chelmsford, Mass., July 29, 1929. 

'25 Frederick F. Zwisler to Miss Elizabeth 
Brow at Sheldon, Vermont, August 24, 1929. 

'26 & '26 Frederic A. Baker to Miss Marga- 
ret P. Smith, June 8, 1929 at Taunton, Mass. 

'27 Robert C. Ames to Miss Florence M. 
Fisk, September 2, 1929 at West Natick, Mass. 

'29 Andrew B. Anderson to Miss Elizabeth 
V. Patterson, July 4, 1929 at Amherst, Mass. 

'24 Kenneth A. Salman to Miss Sybil Jewett 
at Amherst, Mass., June 14, 1929. 

'25 Adrian D. Barnes to Miss Anne Louise 
Jelks of Quitman, Ga., at Miami, Fla., April 
27, 1929. 

'26 & '26 Alton H. Gustafson to Miss 
Maude E. Bosworth at Holyoke, Mass., June 
24, 1929. 

'26 Ellsworth H. Wheeler to Miss Catherine 
A. Bond at Lancaster, Mass., April 2, 1929. 

'27 W. Gerry Amstein to Miss Myrna 
Pauline Pederson at Effingham, Kansas, June 
20, 1929. 

'29 & '29 William B. Robertson to Miss 
Elizabeth Ann Steinbugler at Amherst, Mass., 
June 17, 1929. 


'23 Richard G. Wendell to Miss Margaret 
Richter of Wooster, Ohio. 

'23 Robert B. Bates to Miss Thelma Carty 
of West Springfield, Mass. 

'24 & '26 Fred S. Bartlett to Miss Marion 
S. Cassidy of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1929 



The athletic department at the old college is 
looking forward to this fall's athletic endeavors 
with a bit more optimism than during the past 
few seasons. No small part of this feeling lies 
in the fact that indications are that there will 
be a return of a little more real athletic atmos- 
phere among students than has been evidenced 
for some time. The last few years have wrought 
a terrific change in the student body. The 
white linen knicker has gradually predominated 
but there seems to be every indication that this 
fall the mezzanine floor is going to give away 
for a time to the athletic field. In fact the foot- 
ball coaching staff is looking forward to a real 
"he-man" season. 

Two other reasons for the optimism in foot- 
ball can be attributed to the confidence held by 
the coaching staff in Raymond Mann '30 of 
Dalton, this fall's captain and center, and 
M.A.C.'s only All-New England candidate last 
fall, and the fact that Mann will have Brackley 
'30 of Strong, Maine, Cox '30 of Framingham, 
Magnuson '30 of Manchester, Minkstein '31 
and Kimball '31 of Westfield, and Ellert '30 of 
Holyoke as a letter-man nucleus. 

The return of "Em" Grayson '17 to the fold 
as chairman of the advisory football committee, 
with prospects that he will put in some time on 
the field is another favorable turn. "Charlie" 
McGeoch '25 will be head field coach again and 
"Kid" Gore '13 puts in another fall as advisory 
head coach. "Johnny" Sullivan '29, veteran of 
three seasons, will act as trainer this season. 

The squad reported promptly on September 9 
and have been under constant drill and scrim- 
mage since. Prior to the opening of College the 
entire group were quartered in the old Drill 
Hall, where cots were set up in barrack style. 
At present the squad numbers 37 men. Splendid 
football weather has aided in the work of train- 
ing and conditioning the men. Among the 
former wearers of the football "M", who have 
been seen on Alumni Field during the past few- 
weeks are: "Pop" Clark w'87, "Cal" Cart- 
wright '27, "Roly" Sawyer '26, "Al" Gustafson 
'26 and "Red" Blanchard '19. The advisory 
football committee this year is composed of 
"Em" Grayson '17, "Gyp" Goodwin '18, "Red" 
Ball '21, "Ken" Salman '24 and Prof. Miner 

A good stiff schedule faces the 1929 football 
club, with four home games in addition to the 
contest with Amherst at Pratt Field on Nov. 2. 
An exceptional opportunity for alumni to see 
the team in action is offered at the game with 
Middlebury on Alumni Field, Columbus Day, 
October 12. 

Cross Country 

An even break in wins and losses was a little 
let-down for the cross-country team last fall 
after their outstanding successes of the three 
seasons previous, this year's harriers will aim at 
another clean slate. Captain Frank White '30 
of Holbrook will have "Dick" Hernan '30 of 
Gilbertville and John McGuckian '31 of Boston 
to team up with as a nucleus for this season's 
septet. The squad was called out September 19 
to take the kinks out of their legs. In addition 
to the veterans who reported Crawford '32 of 
Waverley, Coven '30 of Springfield, West '31 
of Springfield, Edmond '32 of Amherst and 
Forest '32 of Arlington are among the most 
likely candidates. 

The schedule practically duplicates that of 
last year. 


The interest created in soccer in the physical 
education classes last year has resulted in a 
trial being given this popular fall sport. "Larry" 
Briggs '27 is to coach Aggie's first soccer team 
and an informal schedule will be played. 


Relatively few changes considering the size of 
the staff, and none of a major type are noted in 
the list of new members of the faculty of the 
College for the coming year. 

In the agricultural economics department 
there are two new appointments. Adrian H. 
Lindsey comes from Iowa State College as 
professor of agricultural economics, replacing 
Prof. Hubert W. Yount who resigned to become 
director of research for the Liberty Mutual 
Insurance Company, Boston. Ellsworth W. Bell, 
formerly assistant in agricultural economics at 
the University of Vermont, will be an instructor 
in this department, in place of Miss Mary J. 
Foley '24 who has a year's leave of absence. 

Martin E. Cupery, former graduate assistant 
at M.A.C. and who has recently been holding a 
similar position at the University of Illinois 
returns as instructor in chemistry to replace 
Joseph S. Butts who has resigned to take up 
the study of medicine. Ernest M. Parrott, 
formerly of the University of Florida, takes the 
place of Miss Majel MacMasters '26 as labora- 
tory assistant in chemistry. 

In the English department Maxwell H. 
Goldberg '28 replaces Paul B. Anderson, while 
Faith E. Packard '29, takes Mr. Goldberg's place. 
New Landscape Position 
Thure Leivo, a graduate of Carnegie Institute 
of Technology, comes to take a new position at 
the College as instructor in landscape architec- 
ture. Clifford O. Gates, graduate of Purdue 
University and former graduate student at 
M.A.C, is to be assistant professor of landscape 
gardening, taking the place of Professor Clarence 
C. Coombs. Wayne J. Lowry, a graduate of 
Michigan State College and graduate assistant 
in landscape gardening at M.A.C. the past year, 
becomes instructor in horticulture, replacing 
Carroll A. Towne '23. 

Henry Van Roekel, formerly of the veterinary 
department at the College, returns as chief of 
the veterinary laboratory, to replace Dr. 
William R. Hinshaw, who is now connected 
with the veterinary department of the Univer- 
sity of California. 

Dr. Pyle Resigns 
Dr. Norman J. Pyle, assistant research pro- 
fessor of avian pathology for the past seven 
years has resigned, effective October 1, to be- 
come head of the production department of the 
Lederle Antitoxin Laboratories, Pearl River, N.Y. 
Francis P. Griffiths, has been transferred 
from research assistant to instructor in horti- 
cultural manufactures, taking the place of 
Calton O. Cartwright '27. Prof. William C. 
Sanctuary and Mr. John H. Yondell, foreman 
of the poultry plant, will teach classes in poultry- 
husbandry formerly taken by Miss Marion G. 
Pulley '19 who was recently married. 


(Continued from Page I) 

the right and responsibility to revise the name 
of the College rested with the Legislature. 

Sixteen incoming freshmen were treated to a 
novel experience in attending the first freshman 
camp at M.A.C. similar to those being intro- 
duced at many colleges to bring new students 
together before entering college life. The camp 
was held September 14 and 15 at the Amherst 
Gun Club on South Mountain under the direc- 
tion of J. Paul Williams, student interchurch 
secretary, and "Larry" Briggs '27, freshman 
athletic coach. 

Attendance at classes, fraternity rushing, the 
annual reception to the freshman class the 
evening of September 20 and the sixty-man 
rope-pull across the College Pond, Saturday, 
September 21 served to make the first few days 
of the opening of College busy ones for all. 
After a hard struggle the annual rope-pulling 
contest went to the sophomores by a narrow 
margin, neither side being able to force the 
other into the water. 

David Prouty High Wins 
M.A.C. School Track Meet 

David Prouty High of Spencer swept all 
opposition before it in the first annual Western 
Massachusetts Interscholastic Track Meet for 
small high schools held on Alumni Field, Satur- 
day, September 21. Two schoolboy youngsters, 
Alfred Morin and Peter Ruskowski, were chiefly 
responsible for the splendid showing of their 
team against nine other schools and nearly 100 
athletes. The Spencer aggregation garnered a 
total of 53 points of which Morin and Ruskowski 
were responsible for 31. 

The Easthampton High team, coached by 
"Roly" Reed, M.A.C. '2S, took second place 
with 16 points. Turners Falls came third with 
a score of 14; and Arms Academy, coached by 
another Aggie alumnus, Leo Duffy '25, earned 
8 points for fourth place. Other schools named 
in the order of final position in the meet were: 
Hardwick High, fifth, with 6 points; Sanderson 
Academy, coached bv "Lewie" Black '27, and 
Bennington High, coached by "Joe" Hilyard 
'28 secured 4 points each tor sixth place; South 
Deerfield High, coacheo by Ronald Jack w'26, 
was eighth with 3 points; and Hopkins Academy 
coached by Paul W. Brown '21, trailed with 2 
points. Amherst High, coached by George 
Williams w'14, failed to score. Trophies, medals, 
and ribbons were awarded the winners. 

The meet was a sequel to the Invitation 
Basketball Tournaments which have been con- 
ducted by the physical education department 
during the past two years. In initiating the 
movement the department is endeavoring to 
serve the best interests of the small schools of 
this section of the State; at the same time giving 
visitors an opportunity to know their State 
College better. 

Llewellyn L. Derby, varsity track and field 

coach, managed the meet; while "Larry" 

freshman coach, assisted. Other 


members of the College staff and students also 
aided the enterprise. The success of the meet 
was apparent and it will probably become an 
annual early fall event. 


President Roscoe W. Thatcher made a 
summer tour of Alaska, visiting particularly 
some of the mission schools for native Alaskans. 

Major N. Butler Briscoe, commandant of 
the College R.O.T.C., served as senior instructor 
at the R.O.T.C. camp at Fort Ethan Allen, 
Vermont, this summer. It is his second year 
in that capacity. He was also recently elected 
president of the newly formed Massachusetts 
Horse Shows Association. 

Dr. George E. Gage spent a. part of the 
summer in Geneva, Switzerland, where his 
special mission was to confer with research 
officials of the International Labor Bureau on 
the topic of public health as pertaining to 
laboring classes. 

Prof, and Mrs. Julius H. Frandsen and 
family have returned from an automobile 
tour to Nebraska. 

Prof. Charles H. Patterson returned the 
early part of the summer from an extensive 
tour which took him to nearly every country 
in Europe. 

Prof. Clarence E. Gordon recently returned 
from a geology trip to the British Isles. 

Prof. Frank Prentice Rand taught in the 
summer school at the University of Oregon. 

Prof. Frank A. Waugh sojourned on the 
Pacific Coast during most of the summer 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1929 


'25 Gordon H. Ward, research director and 
chief of the information division of the Pacific 
Egg Producers Co-operative Association, New 
York City, has returned to the University of 
Minnesota this September to complete his 
work for a Ph.D. degree. He is holder of a 
fellowship in agriculture from the Social Science 
Research Council. 

w'25 Don' Meserve is holding true to the 
prediction in the '25 Index and is making his 
mark in the radio industry. He is at present 
assistant advertising manager and New York 
representative of QST a radio publication, was 
recently married, took up residence at 5806 
43rd Avenue, Woodside, L.> I., N. Y., and has 
been promoted to first lieutenant, 315th Regi- 

w'25 I. Chenery Salmon is employed as a 
statistician for the First National Corp., Boston, 

'27 Roger M. Cobb has been teaching in the 
high school at Houlton, Maine, during the past 

'27 "Larry" Rhoades is a newly appointed 
assistant county agent in Hampden County, 
with headquarters at Springfield, Mass. 

'28 Horace T. Brockway is a landscape 
architect with C. W. Stuart & Co., Newark, 
N. Y. 

'28 Malcolm Dresser has been doing gradu- 
ate work and serving as an assistant in psy- 
chology at Barnard College, Columbia Univ., 
New York City, during the past year. He 
received his M.A. degree in June, and is now 
assisting David Seabury, a consulting psycho- 
logist, of New York. 

'28 Thomas VV. Ferguson, Jr. has joined the 
staff of the Bronxville Nurseries, Bronxville 
N. Y. . 

'28 Paul F. Frese is assistant editor of 
Horticulture, the official magazine of the Massa- 
chusetts Horticultural Society, with offices in 
Horticultural Hall, Boston. Paul says that he 
averages about eight stories in each issue of 
the publication and likes it. 

'28 Miss H. Phoebe Hall is employed as 
laboratory technician at the Lincoln Hospital, 
Newark, N. J. 

'28 Alex' Hodson, graduate student and 
instructor in the department of zoology, Univ. 
of Minnesota, has decided "that a small college 
is the only place to do undergraduate work, but 
a large university offers many advantages for 
graduate study." 

'28 Walter M. Howland is an assistant 
poultry manager on the W. D. Sawyer estate, 
R.F.D. 55, Stamford, Conn. 

'28 Robert J. Karrer is employed by the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co., Boston, Mass. 

'28 Kar! G. Laubenstein is a statistician 
with the National Bureau of Economic Research 
New York City. He reports that Walter K. 
McGuire '28 is with the New York Central 
Railroad as junior civil engineer. 

'28 Douglas W. Loring is an assistant 
engineer for the Southern N. E. Tel. Co., with 
headquarters at New Haven, Conn. 

'28 Frank F. Noble and George B. Voetch 
are doing landscape work at the Little Tree 
Farms, Framingham Centre, Mass. 

w'28 Henley G. Rouillard is general super- 
intendent on the Douglas Wallace estate, Long- 
meadow, Mass. . 

G T. Robert Swanback is employed as an 
agronomist at the Tobacco Experiment Station, 

of your Associate Alumni 

$3.00 per year makes you one 
Send in your check now 

Payable to Clark L. Thayer, Treas. 


Friday, Nov. 15 

Note date — Attend nearest meeting 
Radio Broadcast from WBZ 

Friday, November 15, is the date set for 
World Aggie Night, M.A.C.'s big eleventh 
annual alumni get-together night throughout 
the world. 

Now is the time to plan to get the Aggie men 
and women together for a jamboree, party, 
rodeo, or whatnot in the little home town. 

Write the Alumni Office for the names and 
addresses of graduates residing in your vicinity. 
Suggestions for World Aggie Night programs 
will also be furnished upon request. 

One of the best attractions will be an All- 
Aggie radio broadcast from WBZ, the Westing- 
house broadcasting station at Springfield, Mass., 
from 5.45 to 6.19 p. m. Make arrangements 
to have your group tuned in. 

Already definite meetings are being planned 
at the following points: Concord and Fitch- 
burg, Mass.; Geneva, N. Y.; Miami, Florida; 
Cleveland, Ohio; Hartford, Conn.; and Madi- 
son and Appleton, Wisconsin. It is expected 
that a. total of at least forty meetings will be 
held in all parts of the country. 

Kindly send complete information regarding 
all meetings to the Alumni Office before October 
15 for use in the October number of the Alumni 


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at the alumni, friends, faculty and undergradu- 
ate "handshake" in Memorial Hall, directly 
following the football game. Light refreshments 
will be served. 

Fraternities this year are planning big recep- 
tions for their respective alumni during the 
evening. Luncheons and smokers for the old- 
timers will predominate. No house dances will 
be conducted. Fraternity houses are being 
groomed and decorated for the big day and 
each group is striving for the cup which is to 
be presented to that fraternity making the best 
showing. Recreation facilities in Memorial Hall 
will be open to alumni and guests throughout 
the day and evening. 

a substation of the Connecticut Agricultural 
Experiment Station, Windsor, Conn. 

FG & '25 Sam F. Brewster has been engaged 
in extension service work as a landscape special- 
ist during the past year at Alabama Polytechni- 
cal Institution. This is the same school where 
John W. Hyde '25 is teaching landscape archi- 

FG Hugh K. Harris is in landscape work 
with the Lambert Landscape Co., at Shreveport, 

FG William C. King has combined land- 
scape gardening and retail floriculture in his own 
organization at San Antonio, Texas. 

FG Mason Olcott is chief supervisor of 
village schools, bursar and acting vice-president 
of Voorhees College, and warden of the Union 
Teachers' Training School at Vellore, North 
Arcott, India. 

sp'17 John H. Burt, formerly teller in the 
Arlington Five Cents Saving Bank, has re- 
signed to accept a position with the Blackstone 
Savings Bank, Boston, Mass. 

Crooks and Henneberry '27 — Swan reported 
that these boys are still battling the corn borer 
at Sandusky, Ohio, and frequently write, in- 
quiring about M.A.C. track. 

Duffy '25 has recently been elected vice- 
principal of Arms Academy at Shelburne Falls. 
He also labors in the role of physical director. 


'92, '19 & '19 Edward B. Holland, Charles 
O. Dunbar and Gerald M. Gilligan, co-authors 
of "Supplements for Copper Fungicides." 
Mass. Exper. Sta. Bui. No. 252, June 1929. 

'14 & '18 David A. Coleman and Harold C. 
Fellows, co-authors of "Respiration of Sorghum 
Grains." U.S.D.A. Tech. Bui. No. 100, 1928. 

'15 Dr. Ernest E. Stanford. "The Mascot 
Goes Across," a travel and adventure book for 
boys. Published by The Century Co. 

'18 R. Walter Hurlburt. A well illustrated 
booklet describing some of the prize animals of 
the Hurlwood Holstein Farm herd of which 
Walter Hurlburt is part owner. August 1929. 

'27 Clarence H. Parsons. "An Intensive 
System of Grassland Management." Mass. 
Exper. Sta. Contrib. No. 91. Reprint from 
Record of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting 
of the American Society of Animal Production 

F & '03 Henry T. Fernald and A. Vincent 
Osmun, co-authors of "Potato Insects- and 
Diseases and Their Control." M.A.C. Ext. 
Ser. Leaflet No. 21, Rev. May 1929. 

F William R. Hinshaw, Ellmore F. Sanders 
and Glen L. Dunlap, co-authors of "Eradication 
of Pullorum Disease in Massachusetts." Mass. 
Exper. Sta., Control Series, Bui. No. 48, July 

F Lorain P. Jefferson. "The Consumer De- 
mand for Apples." Mass. Exper. Sta. Bui. No. 
250, April 1929. 

F Ronald L. Mighell and Fayette H. 
Branch, co-authors of "Causes of Differences 
in Poultry Profits." Mass. Exper. Sta. Bui. 
No. 251, May 1929. 

'17 Warren D. Whitcomb. "The Plum 
Curculio in Apples in Massachusetts." Mass. 
Exper. Sta. Bull. No. 249. March, 1929. 

'19 Emil F. Cuba. "Tomato Leaf-Mold— 
the Use of Fungicides^for Its Control in Green- 
houses." Mass. Exper. Sta. Bull. No. 248. 
March, 1929. 

F Gerald J. Stout, co-author with Dr. John 
W. Grist of Michigan State College. "Relation 
Between Top and Root Size in Herbaceous 
Plants." In a recent number of Plant Physi- 

In a recent list prepared and published by the 
American School and University, naming mem- 
bers of the American Society of Landscape 
Architects who have specialized in the study of 
school and college campus problems, the fol- 
lowing Aggie names appear: John W. Gregg 
'04 of Berkeley, California; Albert D. Taylor 
'05 of Cleveland, Ohio; John Noyes '09 of St. 
Louis, Missouri; Frank A. Culley '13 of Denver, 
Colorado; Earle S. Draper '15 of Charlotte, 
North Carolina; and Professor Frank A. Waugh, 
faculty of M.A.C, Amherst, Massachusetts. 

'25 Lester M. Holbrook is broadening his 
education by travel. As adjusting agent for 
the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., of Boston 
he has visited nearly every State in the Union, 
east of the Rocky Mts. He is in Boston at 

'25 Paul R. Nelson is a research assistant 
in chemistry at M.A.C. 

'25 John S. Lacey is teaching in the Morgan 
Junior High School in his home town, Holyoke, 

'26 Linus A. Gavin has opened an office in 
Springfield, Mass., where he is taking up 
work as a landscape engineer and contractor. 


The supply is going fast 


Price: $1.00 to Association members 
$2.00 to all others. 


Vol.XI. R Tu™In°t S eeT Amherst, Massachusetts, October 25, 1929 Ent ^ d ^J > ^ b Z a ^ aas - No. 3 







Improvements amounting to more than 
$115,000 have taken place on the campus dur- 
ing the summer months or are still in progress. 

Probably the most significant of these changes 
is the construction which is now in progress on 
a new two story horticultural manufactures 
building to cost $70,000 including equipment. 

The site on which the new structure is being 
erected is the plot of land immediately to the 
west and in the rear of Flint Laboratory. The 
building will be of red brick construction and 
of a style of architecture in keeping with other 
recent buildings on the campus. Its dimensions 
are 111.4 feet x 51.4 feet. This building will 
fulfill a long felt need for suitable horticultural 
manufactures laboratories for undergraduate, 
graduate and research work. In addition to 
laboratories it will contain office space, a vege- 
table storage room, a reading room and an 
incubator room. The building was designed by 
James H. Ritchie and Associates of Boston and 
the contractors are D. A. Sullivan & Son of 
Northampton. It will be ready for use about 
February 1, 1930. 

Practice House Completed 

The restoration of the "old Cowles house" 
north of the Abigail Adams dormitory is com- 
pleted. Through the generosity of many inter- 
ested citizens and organizations throughout the 
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Every Dollar Contributed Now 
Means Two for the Building 

That State support for the Physical Educa- 
tion Building is definitely assured when suffi- 
cient funds are raised by the present campaign 
to finance half of the project is the happy news 
which President Thatcher brought to the 
alumni at the home-coming banquet October 
12. This statement, based on the resnli-c --f a 
recent interview between State auth nd 

the campaign committee, was rect ith 

hearty acclaim by the alumni. 

At that interview, says President Thatcher, 
it was pointed out that the Stale Administration 
has not felt justified in adopting a policy of build- 
ing physical education plants at its various Slate 
supported schools. However, in the case of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, the response 
of the alumni and friends of the College now brings 
the definite assurance tliat, when sufficient funds 
are raised by the present campaign to finance luilf 
of this project, the Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance will place this as the next major 
building project on its program for construction 
at the College. This means that whatever the 
amount raised the Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance will include an item of equal 
amount in the next State Budget. 

$34,000 Will Complete Alumni Quota 

The campaign committee, which has been 

hard and constantly at work during the past 

year and a half on this worthy undertaking, is 

redoubling its efforts in order that the offer of 

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Alumni Urged to Attend Nearest 

With thirty World Aggie Night celebrations 
planned by alumni throughout the United 
States, including one in Porto Rico and another 
in Mexico, everything points to the success of 
this eleventh annual event. 

All alumni within travelling distance of any 
of the points listed below are urged to attend 
whether or not direct notice of a meeting is 
received by them from the secretaries or chair- 
men in charge. A cordial reception, as well as 
an evening of enjoyment, is assured at every 
meeting. These informal gatherings all on the 
same night have come to be a part of the tra- 
ditions of the College in alumni circles. No 
alumnus should miss one. They are not for 
the purpose of fund solicitations. Good fellow- 
ship and the renewal of friendships and ac- 
quaintances among those whose one bond is 
Alma Mater are their aims. 

Radio Program Over WBZ 

An all-M.A.C. radio program from station 
WBZ, the Westinghouse station at Springfield, 
Mass., will start the evening of celebration 
beginning at 7.00 p. m. Nearly all of the 
gatherings include a dinner on the program, 
and many of them, particularly those in Massa- 
chusetts and nearby states, will have repre- 
sentatives direct from the M.A.C. campus as 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1929 


Published monthly at Amherst. Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $3.00 dues 

members of the Associate 



Entered as second class matter. March 1», 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst. Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3. 1.S79 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Kenneth A. Salman '24 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address .ill communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



James Tyler Hutchings '89 

James T. Hutchings, vice-president of the 
United Gas Improvement Company in charge 
of engineering development, died suddenly on 
Saturday, August 17, at Ocean City, N. J. 
Heart disease was the cause. 

Mr. Hutchings had returned on August 13 
from a two months' trip abroad, and apparently 
was in his usual health. He had been in his 
office in the U. G. I. Building until late Friday 
afternoon, August 16, when he left for the sea- 
shore to spend the week-end with his family. 

Mr. Hutchings entered the employ of the 
U. G. I. Company in 1920, as assistant general 
manager. In August, 1921, he became vice- 
president in charge of engineering development. 

Born in Amherst, Mass., in 1869, a son of 
John F. and Clara (Daba) Hutchings, he 
attended Amherst public schools and was 
graduated from Massachusetts Agricultural 
College with the degree of bachelor of science 
in 1889. While an undergraduate at M.A.C, 
Mr. Hutchings was a prominent member of 
his class and a splendid football player. He 
was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He was a 
strong supporter of the College and of the 
Associate Alumni and its activities during his 
life, being a large and generous donor to many 
College and alumni projects. His first position 

after graduating was with the Thomson-Houston 
Electric Company, of Amherst, in which he 
remained about four months. In that same year 
he came to Philadelphia to accept a position as 
foreman of wiring with the Germantown Electric 
Company, and later became superintendent of 
the West End Electric Company, in which 
position he remained until that company and 
numerous other small companies in the city 
were consolidated into the Philadelphia Electric 
Company. From 1897 to 1904 he was employed 
by the latter company as assistant electrical 
engineer. • 

Then followed sixteen years with the Roches- 
ter Gas & Electric Corporation during which he 
held the positions of superintendent of the 
Electric Department, assistant manager, general 
manager and president. He capably filled the 
latter position for two years, until 1920, when 
he entered U.G.I, employ. 

During the World War, Mr. Hutchings was 
chairman of the Manufacturers' Committee of 
the Rochester District, in charge of production, 
and despite the exigencies of that and his 
regular work, was also power expert for the 
Ordnance Department in charge of munitions 

He was a member of the American Gas Associ- 
ation, National Electric Light Association, 
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 
Engineers Clubs of Philadelphia and New 
York, and University Club of Philadelphia, 
and the Overbrook Golf Club. 


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the State authorities may be made to material- 
ize by December 31, the date when the State 
Budget is submitted to the Governor. 

The building as planned will cost $350,000. 
Therefore, in order to obtain the complete 
building a total of $175,000 must be obtained 
from alumni and friends of the College. There 
is much confidence that this goal can and will 
be attained by December 31. Over $65,000 has 
already been received in cash and pledges, 
leaving the task of raising $110,000 in slightly 
more than two months. 

The alumni goal set last June was $70,000, 
the cost of one wing of the building. $34,000 
must come from alumni and $76,000 from other 
sources to meet this need. Many alumni have 
already caught the spirit of the State offer and 
are doubling their pledges and payments. 
Others who had not contributed up to this time 
are beginning to rally to the cause, realizing 
that this wonderful building is at last within 
our grasp. The fact that every dollar contri- 
buted now means two for the building is a 
powerful stimulant to the campaign not only 
among alumni, but among those who are not. 
No stone must or can be left unturned to assure 
the erection of this building during the coming 
year, a fact which can only be brought about 
by the completion of the fund of $175,000 by 
December 31, 1929. 

Campaign Summary 

An up-to-date statement of the receipts to 
the fund follows: 

Group Contributors 

Clarence Bronson Lane '95 

Clarence B. Lane '95 passed away at Takoma 
Park, Washington, D. C. on August 18, 1929, 
from sleep sickness, from which disease he had 
been a sufferer during the past seven and a half 
years. He was a patient in the Washington 
Sanitarium and Hospital, Takoma Park, at the 
time of his death. 

Mr. Lane was born at Killingworth, Conn., 
January 6, 1870 and entered M.A.C. from that 
town. Preparing himself in the field of dairying 
he entered this field immediately after gradu- 
ation, first with the Connecticut Agricultural 
Experiment Station at Storrs, Conn.; and then 
from 1896 to 1903, as dairy husbandman with 
the Experiment Station at New Brunswick, 
N. J. The following six years, until 1909, he 
served as assistant chief of the dairy division 
of the U. S. Department of Agriculture at 
Washington, D. C. In 1909 he assumed charge 
of the scientific department of the Supplies 
Dairy Company, Philadelphia, Pa., later be- 
coming vice-president of that company. 

While an undergraduate at M.A.C, Mr. 
Lane was interested in writing and editorial 
work, being a member of the '95 Index Board 
and editor-in-chief of the old Aggie Life. He 
continued his writings following his graduation, 
chiefly on subjects dealing with the dairy in- 
dustry. His outstanding publication is "The 
Business of Dairying," although he also pre- 
pared numerous magazine articles and bulletins. 

M.A.C. Undergraduates 

M.A.C. Faculty* 

S.S.A. Undergraduates 


Interest on Investments 

M.A.C. Alumni 
S.S.A. Alumni 

Total All Alumni 

Grant Total 





A mounts 









"Does not include faculty who are alumni. 

Roger Sherman Eddy '10 

Roger S. Eddy '10, died of carbon monoxide 
gas poisoning, at Springfield, Mass., on October 
16. He was discovered lying on the floor of 
his garage, near the door, by his wife who went 
to investigate his unexplained absence. The 
hood of the automobile was raised but the 
ignition was shut off, indicating that he had 
been adjusting the engine but had stopped it 
and started for the door when overcome by the 
fatal gas. 

Eddy was born at Boston, April 26, 1887, 
and entered M.A.C. from the Dorchester High 
School in the class of 1909. He left College for 
one year and was on a farm near Hanover, 
N. H., returning to graduate with 1910. He 
was active in student affairs, playing on the 
class football and rope-pull teams, was class 
president for one term, manager of the varsity 
track team, and a cadet major in the military 

After graduation Mr. Eddy was a salesman 
for several years with the Eddy Refrigerator 
Company, which was founded by his grand- 
father and is still operated by his family. About 
1916 he went to Springfield and engaged in the 
real estate, mortgage loan and insurance busi- 
ness, at first in the employ of well-known 
operators and later for himself, specializing in 
so-called "group" life insurance. His attractive 
home on a street adjoining Forest Park has 
received much favorable comment from the 

Clinton King '07 

The'Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1929 


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State it has been furnished attractively and is 
in use as a home economics practice house for 
women students. By legislative appropriation 
the house itself was reconditioned at the ex- 
pense of $8300. The problem of furnishing the 
house was undertaken by the M.A.C. Advisory 
Council of Women. The Council solicited and 
secured from individuals and organizations the 
sum of 83885.68 for furniture and equipment. 
Gifts received for this fund from organizations, 
thereby demonstrating their interest in the 
College and in this particular project are: The 
New England Farm and Garden Association 
which gave $403.25; the Hampden County 
Women's Club $193.33; and the Massachusetts 
State Grange $1150.40. The building was dedi- 
cated October 4. 

Another important piece of construction has 
been the macadamizing of 1500 feet of roadway 
18 feet wide" from the junction of the Oimstead 
Drive-Flint Laboratory Road on the north, 
across the ravine in front of North College to 
the power plant and from North College to the 
junction of Oimstead Road and the road leading 
from South College. A widened parking space 
for automobiles is provided in front of South 
College and a wide concrete sidewalk has re- 
placed the former narrow walk from North 
College across the ravine. The engineering work 
for this construction was done by Prof. Arthur 
K. Harrison of the department of landscape 
gardening and Mr. Charles Fleury of Amherst 
was construction foreman. The State Highway 
Department loaned a ten ton steam roller for 
the work and a steam shovel was secured under 
contract from Theoren L. Warner '08, highway 
contractor, of Sunderland, Mass. The cost of 
road and sidewalk improvements amounted to 

Abattoir for Meat Courses 

It is expected that the new abattoir which is 
now being erected as an addition to the west 
side of Grinnell Arena at the cost of $14,000 
including equipment, will be completed and 
ready for use before the winter term begins. 
This construction will be one story high with a 
twelve foot ceiling and will cover an area 
36 x 38 feet. Its use is entirely for instruction 
purposes for both men and women students. 
The plans call for modern killing, drying, curing 
and refrigeration rooms. The work of construc- 
tion is being carried on by College labor under 
the direction of Clarence M. Jewett, superin- 
tendent of buildings. 

At the poultry plant the College erected its 
first two story poultry house for experiment and 
instruction purposes at the cost of $2000. The 
first floor of this building is being used as a 
laying house, and the Shenandoah brooding 
system is soon to be installed on the second 
floor. Students will then have available chick 
brooding practice in the stove, battery and 
Shenandoah systems. 

Farm Barn Renovated 

The old Brooks farm barn at the northern 
extremity of the campus has been renovated 
and a new silo and machine shed erected for the 
use of the farm department in which to house 
cattle and certain farm equipment. $4700 was 
expended in this work. The farm department 
has also had added to its buildings a new $2500 
six-car garage, erected in rear of the horse barns 
near the house of the farm superintendent, 
Enos J. Montague '15. This structure will 
house the farm motorized equipment and 

Other minor improvements about the campus 
include, the installation of a basket system in 
the locker room of the Drill Hall, thereby 
doubling the locker facilities for students; the 
erection of additional street lamps at the ravine 
and along the road from the East Experiment 
Station to the Physics Building; the dredging 
of a heavy accumulation of sediment at the 


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the principal speakers of the evening. Some of 
the smaller alumni groups will enjoy theater or 
card parties, smokers, or just plain bull-fests. 
List of Meetings 
The following is a complete list of the meet- 
ings of which notice has been received to date 
at the Alumni Office, together with names and 
addresses of the alumni in charge and places of 

{Important — Alumni who are planning to 
attend World Aggie Night Meetings are re- 
quested to notify the chairmen or secretaries 
of the meetings at an early date.) 

Los Angeles, California. Dinner meeting 
at the University Club, Los Angeles. Chairman, 
Dr. Clarence H. Griffin '04, 2111 S. San Pedro 
St., Los Angeles. 

Hartford, Connecticut. Dinner meeting 
at the University Club, 30 Lewis St., Hartford, 
at 7 p. m. Chairman, Peter J. Cascio '21, 
18 West Beacon St., Hartford. (Includes 
alumni at Storrs.) 

Newark, Delaware. Dinner meeting at the 
Blue Hen Tea Room, Newark, at 5.30 p. m. 
Chairman, Marvin W. Goodwin '26, 59 Lovett 
Ave., Newark. 

Washington, D. C. Dinner meeting.* 
Secretary, John D. Snow, 718 Richmond Ave., 
Silver Springs, Md. 

Miami, Florida. Secretary, J. Gerry Curtis 
w'07, Box 2111, Miami.* 

Lafayette, Indiana. Meeting at the home 
of Clyde M. Packard '13, 121 Lutz Avenue, 
West Lafayette, at 6 p. m. Mr. Packard is 
chairman of the gathering. 

Danvers, Mass. Dinner meeting at the 
Consolidated Electric Lamp Co. Hall, 88 
Holten St., Danvers, at 6.45 p. m. Secretary, 
Clarence M. Wood '22, Essex County Agricul- 
tural School, Hathorne. 

Fitchburg, Mass. Dinner meeting. Chair- 
man, Thomas Casey '01, 260 Cedar Street, 
Fitchburg. Gathering at Hotel Raymond, 
Fitchburg, at 7:30 p. m. 

Greenfield, Mass. A chicken-pie dinner at 
the North Parish Community House, Green- 
field, at 6.30 p. m. The Roister-Doister motion 
picture, "Aggie Men Are Gathered" will be 
shown. Secretary, Raymond T. Stowe '18, 
65 Beacon St., Greenfield. 

Northampton, Mass. Dinner meeting at 
the Hotel Northampton at 7 p. m. The Faculty 
Quartet will entertain. Secretary, Allen S. 
Leland '24, Hampshire County Extension Ser- 
vice, 184 Main St., Northampton. 

Springfield, Mass. Dinner meeting at the 
Highland Hotel, Hillman St., Springfield, at 
6.30 p. m. A group from the College orchestra 
will entertain. Secretary, J. Emerson Green- 
away '27, Sibley Ave., West Springfield. 

Worcester, Mass. Dinner meeting.* Chair- 
man, Willard K. French '19. Secretary, Walter 
B. Shaw, S.S.A.'21, Worcester County Exten- 
sion Service, 19 Court St., Worcester. 

Los Mochis, Mexico. Secretary, Laurence 
L. Jones '26, Los Mochis. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dinner meeting 
at the Nankin Cafe, Minneapolis at 6.30 p. m. 
Chairman, Paul W. Latham '17. Secretary, 
Alexander C. Hodson '28, Zoology Department, 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

Schenectady, N. Y. Dinner meeting at 
the Van Curler Hotel, Schenectady at 6 p. m. 
Chairman, Webster J. Birdsall '13, 122 State 
St., Albany, N. Y. 

south end of the College Pond; and extensive 
repairs and renovation work in the agricultural 
economics department offices and laboratories 
in the tower of South College. 

At the Market Garden Field Station at 
Waltham, a part of the College, an appropri- 
ation of $15,000 is being expended in the de- 

Buffalo, N. Y. Dinner meeting at 6.30 p.m.* 
Secretary, Eliot G. Goldsmith '24, 236 Ha.twell 
Rd., Buffalo. 

Geneva, N. Y. Dinner meeting at the 
Lafayette Inn at 6.30 p. m. Secretary, Lewis 
M. Van Alstyne '18, New York State Agri. 
Exp. Station, Geneva. (For all central New 
York alumni.) 

High Point, N. C. Evening gathering at 
home of Charles G. Mackintosh '21, 1109 
Greenwav Drive, High Point. Secretary, 
Donald R. Lane '28, 114 West Washington 
St., High Point. 

Cleveland, Ohio. Dinner meeting at Bo- 
hanon and Haines Restaurant, Carnegie Bldg., 
Huron Road, Cleveland, at 6.30 p. m. Chair- 
man, John A. Crawford '20, 2622 North More- 
land Blvd., Cleveland. 

Columbus, Ohio. Dinner meeting at the 
Athletic Club, East Broad St., Columbus, at 
6.30 p. m. Secretary, Dr. John F. Lyman '05, 
200 Arden Road, Cleveland. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Dinner meeting at the 
Arcadia Cafe, Broad and Chestnut Streets, 
Philadelphia, at 7.30 p. m. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. Gathering at the home of 
Ralph C. Estes '16, 1457 Mervin Ave., Dormont, 
Pittsburgh. Mr. Estes is in charge of the 
meeting. Chairman, Robert P. Lawrence '22 
317 Roberts Ave., Collingdale, Pa. 

Providence, R. I. Dinner meeting at The 
Rathskeller, 55-57 Eddy St., Providence, at 
6.30 p. m. Chairman, Willis S. Fisher '98, 
108 Ontario Rd., Providence. 

Brattleboro, Vt. Dinner meeting at the 
Hotel Billings, Brattleboro, at 8 p. m. Chair- 
man, William I. Mayo '17, Westminster, Vt. 

Appleton, Wisconsin. Celebration at the 
home of Ralph J. Watts '07, 742 East John 
St., Appleton. 

Madison, Wisconsin. Dinner meeting.* 
Chairman, William E. Tottingham '03, 2206 
West Lawn Ave., Madison. 

* {Indicates lime and place of meet to be 
announced later.) 

In addition to the meetings to be held on 
November 15 as listed above, several alumni 
groups will gather on dates which seem to 
better suit their convenience. These gatherings 

Concord, Mass. The Alumni Club of 
Middlesex County, Mass., will celebrate World 
Aggie Night, in or near Concord on Saturday, 
November 16. Chairman, James W. Dayton 
'13, Middlesex County Extension Service, 19 
Everett St., Concord. 

Berkeley, California. The M.A.C. Alumni 
Club of Central and Northern California will 
hold a meeting at or near Berkeley, California, 
sometime this fall, but probably not on Nov. 
15. The secretary of the club is Alpha J. Flebut 
'15, 1710 Portland Ave., Berkeley. 

Stamford, Conn. The M.A.C. Alumni 
Association of Fairfield County, Conn., will 
meet sometime in November. Theodore H. 
Reuman '18 of 19 Park Lane, Glenbrook, 
Conn., is secretary of the Association. 

Other probable points where alumni gather- 
ings will be held, although definite confirmation 
of this has not yet been received are: Honolulu, 
T. H.; Chicago, Illinois; Ames, Iowa; Pitts- 
field, Mass.; St. Louis, Mo.; Newark, N. J.; 
and Reading, Pa. 

velopment of a field station for floriculture. A 
greenhouse measuring 30 x 100 feet is being 
erected for experimental purposes. In this 
structure experiments in flowering plants will 
be carried on. Ray M. Koon, will have general 
supervision of the new equipment and Prof. 
Clark L. Thayer '13, while continuing his work 
as head of the department of floriculture at 
M.A.C, will be chief technical advisor. 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1929 

Employment Opportunities 

With the aim in view of expanding the scope 
of the employment service which is now avail- 
able to all alumni of the College, the Alumni 
Bulletin will henceforth publish brief descrip- 
tions of typical employment opportunities 
which have been received at the office of the 
placement supervisor, Mr. Emory E. Grayson 
'17. While most of the requests received by 
Mr. Grayson are for men or women interested 
primarily in agriculture and its various branches, 
there are also many calls to fill positions in 
business and industry. 

The following are brief descriptions of two 
typical positions which Mr. Grayson has been 
asked to help fill: 

1. "Wanted — An experienced ice-cream mix 
man, who is capable and qualified to take 
charge of ice-cream mixing department." This 
request comes from a large concern. 

2. "Opening for a man to take charge of the 
sales promotion and advertising department of 
feed business. He must have scientific or 
technical training in animal husbandry, in- 
cluding both poultry and dairy. Previous 
commercial experience not necessary, provided 
man has characteristics and personality essen- 
tial to talk well and hold an audience and is a 
good mixer. Salary will be commensurate with 
demonstrated ability." 

For further information about these or other 
positions write Mr.. Emory E. Grayson, place- 
ment supervisor, South College, M.A.C., 
Amherst, Mass. 

The World Aggie Night Spirit 

Clipping from the Appleton Post-Crescent, 
October 20, 1928 

Marking System to Replace 

Percentage Grades 

Will the old percentage grades for which 
M.A.C. students of the past have labored so 
hard — and often in vain — way into the small 
hours of the night have to go? Very likely! A 
committee of the faculty has been studying 
our marking system since last March. This 
committee reported back to the faculty at a 
general meeting of that body on October 14. 

Several cases were presented to show weak- 
nesses in the present method of grading at 
M.A.C. The committee then closed its report 
by recommending that M.A.C. adopt a ranking 
system of marking. The chief difference be- 
tween such a system and the one which has 
been in use is that the final mark of a student 
goes in as a rank which indicates performance 
relative to the other students in his class rather 
than a grade which is supposed to measure the 
quality of performance. The method of de- 
termining the grade prior to ranking is not 
changed under the new system. 

The faculty voted to adopt the ranking sys- 
tem of marking and requested the president to 
appoint a committee to work out the details. 
Since such details must be approved by the 
faculty, however, it may be some time before 
any change of system actually becomes oper- 

"Though a Mohammedan may be travel- 
ing alone on the desert when Salah time 
arrives, he turns his face toward Mecca 
and prays. Likewise, when one M.A.C. — 
a graduate of Massachusetts Agricultural 
College — is miles away from any other 
M.A.C. 's on World Aggie Night, he cele- 
brates, even if he has to do it alone. 

"Saturday night the tenth annual World 
Aggie Night, as conducted by the alumni 
of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
will be celebrated. The fact that Ralph J. 
Watts, business manager of Lawrence 
College, is the only M.A.C. in Appleton 
and vicinity will not deter him from observ- 
ing the occasion in true Aggie' fashion. 
While from 900 to 1000 MAX. graduates 
are keeping World Aggie Night at about 
forty gatherings throughout the country, 
Mr. Watts will respect the occasion with a 
dinner at his home. He will be the only 
Aggie' there, but in spirit and tone it will 
be a real World Aggie Night dinner." 
The real Aggie spirit, if it could talk, in 
commenting on the above solo World Aggie 
Night celebration of Ralph J. Watts '07 at 
Appleton, would say, "If one man can celebrate 
alone on World Aggie Night, why not celebrate 
the world over in any village, city or town 
where one or more Aggie men or women may 
be located?" Think it over Mr. Alumnus and 
send in your suggestions to — The Editor. 

College Registration 588 

Birthday Party at Los Mochis, Mex. 

A special meeting of the Los Mochis Aggie 
Club was called at Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, 
the evening of June 8, 1929, in honor of the 
birth of one of the members of the class of 1950, 
M.A.C, Purely Colebrook Jordan, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. S. M'iller Jordan of the class of 1913. 

The meeting was held on the spacious lawns 
of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Edmunds, 
Amherst '09. The Aggie men who answered to 
roll call at this important gathering were: 
Harold F. Jones '13, S. Miller Jordan '13, and 
"Larry" Jones '26, — a 100$ turn-out for the 
club. Toasts to the health of the younger 
Jordan, a luncheon fitting the occasion, and 
swimming rounded out the program of the 

S.S.A. Brings Student Total to 811 

Final registration figures as announced by 
the College for the year 1929-30 closely parallel 
those of the preceding academic year. The 
total number of students enrolled in the College 
degree courses is 588, three more than in 1928- 
29. The new freshman class is smaller by fifteen 
than the entering class last year, but larger 
senior and sophomore classes make up the 

The Stockbridge School registration of 223 
makes the grand total of 811 students on the 
campus this year exclusive of graduate students. 

Registration 1929 
College Men Women Total 

Seniors 85 28 113 

Juniors 86 27 113 

Sophomores 122 38 160 

Freshmen 154 46 200 

Specials 2 2 

First year 
Second year 

Grand Total 











M.A.C. a Summer Mecca 

The M.A.C. campus is rapidly becoming a 
summer mecca for visitors and students accord- 
ing to the records of attendance at the several 
functions conducted during the past two months. 
Over 5000 persons officially registered during 
this period at one meeting or another; while it 
is estimated that several hundred more came to 
the campus merely as sightseers. 

The two largest groups entertained at the 
College were 3200 persons during Farm and 
Home Week and 1000 during the N. E. Grange 
Lecturer's Conference. Other organizations 
made use of the College during July and August 
and the attendance at each were: 

Camp Gilbert 160 

Folk Dance School .... 150 
Farm Bureau Conference . . 150 

Nearly 250 Attend Homecoming 

Delta Phi Gamma Wins Alumni Cup 

Nearly 250 alumni returned to the campus 
and celebrated a holiday all in one on the 
annual fall Home-Coming Day, October 12. 
While a few arrived the night before, the 
majority came during Saturday morning and 
the early afternoon. 

Registration and visiting familiar and new- 
spots about the campus occupied the morning 
hours for early arrivals. At noon an alumni 
dinner, to which the members of the faculty 
had been invited, was served, followed by words 
of greeting and the happy news regarding the 
State support of the Physical Education Build- 
ing by President Thatcher. 

The M.A.C.-Middlebury football game was 
the center of attraction during the afternoon, 
immediately after which a reception and hand- 
shake was held in Memorial Hall at which 
light refreshments were served. 

Saturday evening was given over to fraternity 
receptions, luncheons, and smokers, and nearly 
all of them were gayly decked out in honor of 
the returning alumni and in competition for 
the Home-Coming Day cup offered this year 
by the Associate Alumni. This prize, for the 
best house decorations, was awarded to the 
Delta Phi Gamma sorority. 

M.A.C. Takes Prizes 
at Eastern States 

The College dairy products judging team for 
the second time in as many years captured first 
place in the annual students' dairy products 
judging contest at the Eastern States Exposi- 
tion. The team won first place in judging all 
products, — milk, butter, cheese and ice-cream. 
The team was composed of Osman Babson of 
Gloucester, Charles F. Frame of Rockland and 
Theodore Marcus of Roxbury, all seniors. The 
team won the perpetual troph> and four banners, 
in addition to individual prizes consisting of 
four gold medals and a total of S35 in cash. 

In the livestock judging contest the M.A.C. 
team captured second place in total points 
scored, fourth in dairy cattle judging, first in 
Holstein judging, second in beef cattle, third in 
horses and second in hogs. Herman U. Goodell 
of Southbridge, Winthrop A. Ames of Fal- 
mouth, Frank A. Skogsberg of Worcester, 
seniors; and Laurence M. Shepard '31 of West 
Boylston made up the M.A.C. team. 

From the M.A.C. cavalry stables Major N. 
Butler Briscoe entered five horses in fourteen 
different events in the polo and hunter classes 
and came away with two second places, three 
thirds, two fourths, and a fifth. Horses Bonnie, 
Duchess and Amherst did most of the placing. 

The College Percherons won two first prizes, 
three seconds and two thirds, or a total of $250. 
It is well to note that M.A.C. was the only 
exhibitor of animals solely of their own breed- 
ing. In the Ayrshire class two second, two 
fifths and one seventh place were won by 
M.A.C. entries, the cash prizes of which 
amounted to $287. 

4-H Club Meeting . . . go 
Field Rep. Eastern States Farmers' 

Exchange 25 

Conn. Valley Tobacco Farmers' Day 100 

Candian Tobacco Farmers ... 40 

Summer School 150 

In addition to the above some 900 people 

attended the annual Market Garden Field Day 

at the Waltham Station, August 7. 

Excitement ran high on the campus at the 
annual "razoo night," September 27, when the 
sophomores won five of the seven boxing and 
wrestling contests, but were beaten by the 
freshmen in the night-shirt scrap due to an 
infringement of the rules of the contest by the 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1929 



At the present time all attention is focused 
on the "team" with its potentially powerful 
line and its diminutive, fast-running, pony 
backfield. What has it done? What can it do? 
To answer the first question we must consider 
the games which have been played. 

Bates was met and defeated at Lewiston in a 
last quarter drive that gave a final score of 
7-6. The ability to follow the ball and recover 
fumbles gave the team at least two "breaks," 
which, in conjunction with the interception of a 
long pass by Holmberg in the last quarter 
showed a "head's up" defence. The ability of 
Ellert '30 of Holyoke and Holmberg '32 of 
Waltham, maroon and white halfbacks, to get 
clear of the line testifies to the work of the line 
and interference. Although the score was not 
decisive, the team, in its first game of the 
season showed offensive and defensive ability. 

The second game left Bowdoin in possession 
of the game and the ball, the home team accept- 
ing the short end of an 18-6 score. Something 
was lacking during the greater part of the 
game, for, with the exception of the brilliant 
offensive plays featuring 15 and 20 yard runs 
by Holmberg and the 52 yard romp of Brown 
which gave the team its points in the second 
period, M.A.C. was on the defensive and 
showed a poor type against a team which was 
not as much better as the score would indicate. 

The third game of the season brought another 
reverse at the hands of Middlebury, the home 
team lost 14-12. In place of the lifeless play 
of the previous week, however, nearly two 
hundred home-coming alumni saw a plucky, 
fighting, winning Aggie team, that, after a first 
quarter reminiscent of the previous week's 
game, in which Middlebury scored once and 
placed the ball in position for the second score, 
was electrified into action by Bond's plucky 
return of the kickoff. The last three periods 
belonged to the home team and the final whistle 
found the ball well within scoring distance of 
the opponent's goal. The answer to the second 
question — what can it do? — is to be found in 
this and the following contest with Norwich 
and shows that the team can be game, plucky, 
fighting, and offensively and defensively power- 

The Bay State eleven hit its stride before a 
large gathering on Dad's Day, October 19, by 
defeating a strong, fighting Norwich team 12-6. 
Captain Mann's gridsters got away to a flying 
start and had a touchdown with a few minutes 
of the initial kick-off. Brown and Holmberg 
again shone with long gains. A series of for- 
ward passes in the third period paved the way 
for Norwich's solitary tally. In the last period 
Minkstein, maroon and white tackle, blocked 
and recovered a kick on Norwich's one-yard 
line, giving Holmberg an opportunity to score 
the final points of the game. 

Freshman Football 

The freshman class team has played two 
games of its schedule, tying the first with South 
Deerfield with a 0-0 score and losing the second 
to Northampton High by a score of 6-0. The 
new freshman system of practice whereby there 
is allowed but two study hours of practice 
each week, in order that studies may not be 
slighted, has led to play in which it was very 
evident that more practice was needed in 
order to develop the team. About 20 freshmen 
are eligible to play and of these Leary of Turners 
Falls, at center, and Wood of Central Village, at 
halfback have shown promise. 

Fall Track 

The varsity cross-country team won its first 

contest of the season from Wesleyan i _,d e- 

town, Conn., October 18. The inexperienced 

Wesleyan squad was swamped to the score of 

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The faculty are discovering new ways to put 
their surplus cash (at least those who have any) 
at work in the Amherst Investment Trust, 
which was organized last spring. The trust is 
composed of and directed by members of the 
faculty and staff. Occasional meetings of the 
organization make an opportunity for happy 
social as well as serious business. 

Professional improvement courses are now 
available to members of the faculty and staff. 
President Thatcher and Director Sievers are 
giving a course in research methods and another 
course in soils is being conducted by Director 

Kay H. Beach, a graduate of Kansas State 
College in 1928 and a graduate assistant at 
Michigan State College last year, is filling the 
position of instructor in vegetable gardening 
formerly held by Gerald J. Stout. Mr. Stout 
has accepted a position at Pennsylvania State 

Members of the faculty are assured of a jolly 
program and a jolly dinner when they will 
gather at Draper Hall for the annual faculty 
banquet on Nov. 4. 


Mountain Day, the annual pilgrimage of 
students and faculty to Mt. Toby, was held 
this year amidst a riot of fall colors, under clear 
skies and a bracing northwest wind — an ideal 
setting for a day off. The commissary depart- 
ment set up headquarters by the new fire tower 
— not far from the "crow's nest" which many 
older alumni will remember. One thousand hot 
dogs, one thousand rolls and one thousand 
apples were passed over the counter. We are 
not permitted to divulge the number of glasses 
of cider that went across the bar — needless to 
say it was all there was. All of which means 
that between 400 and 500 College folks enjoyed 
the day on the mountain. 

Now that the reception season is over — the 
president's reception to the freshmen — the 
president's reception to the new members of 
the faculty — the dress suits are going back into 
the moth bags for another year. At the fresh- 
man reception Professor Patterson and his 
accomplice Frost '32 spoke entertainingly of 
their trip to the Mediterranean countries last 
spring and President Thatcher gave an illus- 
trated account of his summer sojourn in Alaska. 

The North Atlantic Section of the American 
Society of Agricultural Engineers met at the 
College, October 17, 18, and 19. This annual 
gathering was in charge of Professor C. I. 
Gunness of the rural engineering department. 
Several M.A.C. alumni were among those in 

The third annual Dad's Day at the College 
brought to the campus not only 111 dads, but 
a considerable number of mothers, to enjoy a 
day with their son or daughter. Visits to 
College departments, stunt riding and contests 
by student members of the R.O.T.C., a faculty 
reception to the visitors, a photograph of the 
dads, the Norwich-M.A.C. football game, the 
annual freshman-sophomore six-man rope-pull, 
a banquet and an evening of entertainment by 
eight College fraternities, made up the varied 
program of the day. 

The freshman-sophomore rope-pull, which 
took place between the halves of the football 
game was won by a wide margin by the class 
of 1933. 

The academics board cup offered for the best 
fraternity stunt was awarded to Phi Sigma 
Kappa with the one act farce, "The Triumph 
of Little Nell, or, Why Sell the Old Homestead?" 


Musical Clubs 

Several changes of policy and organization 
have been introduced in the musical clubs this 
year. What has been until now the Men's 
Glee Club has been absorbed in part by a mixed 
chorus of about eighty voices, and in party by 
an organization called The Bay State Enter- 

While all four year students are eligible for 
participation in the mixed chorus, only those 
who are indicated as scholastically eligible, and 
who are faithful in attendance at the weekly 
rehearsals, each of which is to be one hour in 
length, will be awarded one credit toward an 
academics medal. Under the guidance of Mrs. 
Grace Beaumont, the chorus is preparing for 
at least one concert on the campus and possibly 
one or two others off the campus. 

The Bay State Entertainers seek to provide 
entertainment through two media. First, they 
are getting into shape a program of specialty 
numbers, both musical and dramatic, under the 
supervision of the leaders' committee, consist- 
ing of Lucien W. Dean '30 of Millis, Mass., 
Ruth E. Scott '31 of North Hadley and Mrs. 
Grace Beaumont of Amherst, who is an ex- 
oflicio member. Second, the organization will 
provide for a dance orchestra under the leader- 
ship of Herbert S. Vaughan '30 of Attleboro. 
Eligibility rules apply here as in the other cases. 

The entertainers will be available for out- 
side engagements early in November. Those 
interested in securing such engagements should 
address enquiries to one of the managers: 
Gilbert D. Swift '30, or Elsie M. Haubenreiser 
'30 of M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. 

Index and Inkehorne 

As a result of the recent competition for 
positions on the 1931 Index, the following mem- 
bers of the junior class have been elected: 
Gertrude A. Mead of Townsend, statistics 
editor; Pauline A. Spiewak of Holyoke, secre- 
tary; Hardy L. Wahlgren of Melrose, J. Joseph 
Woods of Leominster, and Iris N. DeFalco of 
North Adams, assistants in the literary depart- 
ment; Alan W. Chadwick of Worcester, Mary 
M. Marshall of Whitinsville, and Beatrice F. 
Meyer of Amherst, assistants in the statistics 
department; and Nelson E. Bartsch of Waverley 
and Louren M. Tashjian of Amherst, assistants 
in the art department. 

There is active interest in creative writing 
among the students. Two groups, the one made 
up of men under the leadership of Henry W. 
Jensen '30 of Jamaica Plain, Mass., the other, 
of co-eds headed by Elladora K. Huthsteiner 
'30 of Pittsfield meet from time to time to 
discuss and criticize pieces of writing sub- 
mitted by various members. It is the hope of 
the interested students to preserve the more 
creditable work in The Inkehorne, a publication 
that has served this purpose in the past. 


The debating society has started its work 
rather early this year. Theodore Marcus '30 
of Roxbury, Mass., captain-manager of the 
varsity team, and president of the society, hopes 
to hold practice debates throughout the fall 
term. There will be two intra-mural debates 
which will be open to the public. The proposi- 
tion to be considered at the first of these is as 
follows: Resolved, That the name of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College be changed 
to Massachusetts State College. 

The varsity season will open at the beginning 
of the winter term. Students of all classes, 
both men and women, scholastically eligible, 
will be free to compete for positions on the 
vt-rsity team. A preliminary schedule has been 
worked out which includes debates with Amherst 
College (tentative), Springfield, University of 
Vermont, Middlebury, University of Maine, 
Colby, and Clark. In addition, there is^ the 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1929 


'25 Irwin S. Sheridan is a market gardener 
at Littleton, Mass. 

,, .'26 Preston J. Davenport is still in the 
etnploy of Belden Brothers, breeders of live 
Stock. He spends his winters in Bradstreet 
and his summers in Colrain, Mass. He was 
recently married to Miss Selma Giese of Hat- 

'26 Mrs. Mary Boyd Hanscomb is conduct- 
ing a daily garden column for the Jacksonville 
(Fla.) Journal. 

I-., '26 Cary D. Palmer received his M.S. degree 
in farm management in 1927 at the Univ. of 
Hlinois. He is now in charge of the statistical 
division of the animal husbandry department 
at that institution and is studying also for his 

y:'26 Edward J. Rowen has resigned ^.his 
position with the C. W. Stewart & Co., of 
Newark, N. Y., and is at present connected 
with the landscape department of the Bristol 
Nurseries at Bristol, Conn. 
. '28 Miss Dorothy M . Cooke has been pro- 
moted to the position of assistant editor with 
the C. & G. Merriam Company, of Springfield, 
Mass., publishers of the Webster's International 

!: '28 "Joe" Hilyard is enjoying his work as 
director of physical education in the public 
schools of Bennington, Vt. He is conducting 
physical education work in all the schools from 
graded through high and coached a very suc- 
cessful basketball team last winter at Benning- 
ton High. "Joe" is the proud father of the '28 
class baby boy. 

■i '28 Cecil C. Rice is doing experimental 
work in the canning of cranberries for the A. D. 
Makepiece Co., Wareham, Mass. 

'26 "Jack" Lambert, teacher-coach in the 
high school at Greensboro, Vt., was recently 
re-elected president of the Vermont State 
Board of Approved Basketball Officials. 
" '26 George A. Yarwood is now with Francis 
Hastings Gott, landscape architect, at Rochester, 
ft. Y. 


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89-66 by a Bay State team composed of "Red" 
Crawford, John McGuckian, Capt. Frank White 
and "Dick" Hernan. Crawford and McGuckian 
crossed the finish line together to tie for first 
place, closely followed by their team-mates, 
who captured second honors. 

'■ The final events of the fall interclass track 
arid field meet took place on Alumni Field, 
October 25. The freshmen surprised the upper- 
classmen by taking first honors with a total of 
6O5 points. Stockbridge School second year 
men, by scoring in thirteen of the fourteen 
events, was second with 48 J points; while the 
juniors were a close third with 46J points. 
Stockbridge School first year men tailed 7_5-6 
points and the senior team 4. f"^ !3| 

. Granville Pruyne '33 of Pittsfield, Chester 
Brown '33 of Wayland, Forrest E. Crawford 
'*32 of Waverley, Edmund Frost '31 of Arling- 
ton, and Lester Morrill S'30 of Brockton were 
nigh point scorers for their respective teams. 


: Fall baseball practice has taken~the form of 
practice games in order to give experience to 
those men not playing on other athletic teams. 
'A squad of 25 men play twice a week. The 
experience gained by the playersj^should be 


A new sport is being tried this year in an 
•informal way under the direction of "Larry" 
Briggs. Fraternity teams of eight men each 
&re competing in an evening schedule of soccer 
-gcimes, using the lower level of Alumni Field 
land playing six minute quarters under the flood 
lights. The officials for these contests will be 

Football: Tufts vs. M.A.C. 

Reserve your Seats now 

Reserved seats for the Tufts vs. 
M.A.C. football game at Alumni Field, 
Saturday, November 23, at 2 p. m., are 
now on sale at the Physical Education 
Office, Drill Hall, M.A.C. If you desire 
good seats your application together with 
check or money order should be sent 
without delay. 

Reserved seats are $2.00 each. If you 
wish tickets sent by registered mail please 
add 15 cents. 

Make check or money order payable 
to Curry S. Hicks, General Manager of 

A Visit with Lincoln '14 

In Columbus, Ohio, I stopped at the telegraph 
office to look at a telephone directory. 

"What do you want?" asked the girl. 

"The Ohio Farm Bureau." 

"One block up, to the right, and six over." 

Inquired three times, enroute, and everyone 
knew of it. 

Murray D. Lincoln '14 is secretary and 

"We have approached this work from the 
banking side," said Lincoln. "You see I was in 
the bank in Brockton and then in Myron T. 
Herrick's bank in Cleveland. The man who 
ran the agricultural work there left and they 
put me in charge. Then I came down here a 
couple of years ago. 

"The first year we couldn't buy fertilizer 
locally for our farmers. We had to scour the 
country and finally found some the cotton 
farmers couldn't use in South Carolina. 

"The Tennessee Copper Company built a 
plant for us outside of Cincinnati. Last year 
we did a $300,000 business and we expect to 
double it this year. 

"We are building a cattle-feed mill. 

"Our auto insurance is one of our greatest 
successes. We give four kinds of insurance to 
our farmers at $8.34 per year and at the re- 
quest of other farm bureaus we are carrying 
insurance in four states outside of Ohio. 

"We have taken over many farmers' co- 
operatives. We swap stock with them at some 
reasonable figure." 

The office was a busy place. There must have 
been thirty clerks. "Here is our insurance de- 
partment. Here is where we buy and sell live 
stock. We sold three millions worth last year. 
This part is all new. We expected this to last 
us ten years but we will outgrow it in two." g 

The organization looked to me like one of 
the outstanding achievements in agriculture, 
built from the top downwards by someone who 
understands both the top and the bottom. 
C. A . Peters '97 

chosen from members of the physical education 
courses in which men are being trained for 
positions as high school coaches. It is hoped 
that valuable experience will be given them and 
that a taste of a new game will be afforded the 
competing teams. 

While the coaching staff is putting their best 
foot forward on intercollegiate teams their other 
good foot is much interested in the continuation 
of the recreation program for everybody which 
went so well last spring. The installation of a 
basket system in the Drill Hall locker room 
which has doubled the locker capacity of the 
building will be of untold value in connection 
with this work. 


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possibility of engagements with two colleges 
near Boston. At the same time, the freshman 
debaters will continue practice in preparation 
for contests with neighboring preparatory 

In view of the comparatively large number 
of co-eds, there has been some talk of forming 
a woman's varsity team. The debating society 
has signified its willingness to help organize 
the team and arrange an adequate schedule. 

Judging Teams 

Competing against 28 other college live stock 
judging teams at the National Livestock Show 
in St. Louis, October 14, the Bay State team 
added to its laurels won at the Eastern States 
Expostion in judging dairy cattle. Laurence 
M. Shepard '31 placed fifth in jud & ing Jersey 
cattle, and the team took the same ribbon in 
judging the Guernsey class. The team was 
eighteenth in total points scored. 

Prof. Victor A. Rice of the department 
coached and accompanied the team to St. 
Louis. On the return trip the group stopped 
at Washington, D. C, for a brief sight seeing 
tour of the city. 

The College fruit judging team is being 
organized this fall under the direction of Arthur 
P. French, instructor in pomology. Among the 
judging contests in which the team will partici- 
pate are the N. E. Intercollegiate Fruit Judging 
Contest at Orono, Maine, on November 23 and 
a contest for the colleges of eastern states at 
College Park, Maryland, December 6-7. 

During the past ten years the fruit judging 
team has been under the able direction of 
Prof. Brooks D. Drain. During that period 
the team has won thirteen out of fourteen 

The history of M.A.C. fruit judging teams 
is an interesting record of achievement. 

The first apple judging or packing contest in 
which a team from the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College competed was held under the 
auspices of the New England Fruit Show in 
Boston in October, 1909. Since that time ten 
other New England contests have been held, 
in every one of which M.A.C. has been repre- 
sented by a team. In some of these contests 
every agricultural college in New England has 
been represented; while in one or two instances 
there has been only one other team besides the 
M.A.C. team. As a rule there have been three 
or four teams in each contest. 

In 1919 no packing contest was held, so that 
up to date there have been eleven judging 
contests and ten packing contests. Of these 
Massachusetts has won seven and lost four of 
the judging contests; and has won eight and 
lost two of the packing contests. 

In the International contests the record has 
been almost as good. The Massachusetts team 
has placed first three times, third once, and 
seventh once. But in the last case it was prac- 
tically tied for third place, there being a differ- 
ence of only a fraction of one percent in the 
standing of five of the competing teams. 

A Red Letter Day 

The physical education department at the 
College enjoyed a "red letter day" October 23. 
A son, Emory E., Jr., was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. "Em" Grayson '17, placement super- 
visor and line coach of the football team. 
Charles R., Jr., son of "Chick" McGeoch '25, 
head field coach, celebrated his first birthday, 
and, to make the day complete "Red" Ball '21, 
coach of the Stockbridge School football team, 
reached his thirty-first milestone in life. 




Supplement to Vol. XI, No. 3 Amherst, Mass., October 25, 1929 


♦Smead, Edwin B., Q.T.V. Died June 10, 1929 at Greenfield, Mass. 

*Grover, Rev. Richard B. Grad. Andover Theol. Sent. 1881. Died November 7, 
1928 at Petersham, Mass. 


*Smith, William O., Esq. Died April 13, 1929 at Honolulu, T. H. 

Zeller, Harrie M. Salesman. 846 Spruce St., Hagerstown, Md. 

Barri, John A. Coal Dealer. Inwood Road, Bridgeport, Conn. (B) Box 103, 
Berkshire Mill Coal Co. 

♦Campbell, Frederick G., * S K. Died June 13, 1929 at Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

♦Wilson, Alvin R. Died March 1929 at South Hadley, Mass. 

Howe, Dr. Charles S., * 2 K, * K *. Ph.D. Wooster, 1887; Sc.D. Armour Inst., 
1905; LL.D. ML Union Coll., 1908, and Oberlin, 1911. Retired. North 
Amherst, Mass. 

♦Sherman, Dr. Walter A., D.G.K. D.V.S. Amer. Vet. Coll., 1881; M.D..Z.. I. Coll. 
Hosp., 1882. Died March 18, 1928 at Lowell, Mass. 


♦Chittenden, Edgar D., Q.T.V. Died March 17, 1929 at Bridgeport, Conn. 

Tekirian, Benoni O., C.S.C. Merchant. 320 Wyoming Ave., Maplewood, N. J. 
(B) 321 Newark St., Hoboken, N. J. 

♦Spaulding, Charles P. Died February 28, 1929. 

Eaton, William A., K 2. Citrus & Avacado Grove Manager. 4066 Malaga Ave., 
Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla. 


♦Kinney, Arno L., $ 2 K. Died April 16, 1929 at Dracut, Mass. 
♦Lang, Dr. Charles J. M.D. Georgetown Univ., 1887. Died April 9, 1900 at 
Washington, D. C. 


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Whitcomb, Nahum H. Fruit Grower and Dairyman. West Concord, Mass. 


Knight, Jewell B., Q.T.V. M.Sc. 1901. Ed.M. Harvard Univ., 1925. Assistant in 
Gardening, School of Education, Harvard Univ. Kipling Rd., Wellesley 
Falls, Mass. (B) Palfray House, Cambridge, Mass. 


Farrar, Frederick A. Investments. 46 Harrison Ave., Northampton, Mass. 


Henderson, Frank H. D.G.K. 32 Marvin Ave., Hempstead, L. I., N. Y. 
*Smith, Luther W., * 2 K. Died May 7, 1929 at Michigan City, Ind. 


Higgins, Nelson F., D.G.K. Croft Inc., Florist, 22 Vernon St., Springfield, Mass. 


Higgins, Dr. Charles H., A 2 *. D.V.S. McGill, 1896. F.R.M.S., 1910. Sales 
Manager, Lederle Antitoxin Laboratories. 60 Grammercy Park, New 
York City. (B) 511 Fifth Ave. 

Howard, Dr. S. Francis, * 2 K, * K *. M.Sc. 1901 ; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1912. 
Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department. 58 Main St., North- 
field, Vt. (B) Norwich Univ. 

Lounsbury, Charles P., * 2 K, * K *. Retired. 795 Church St., East, Pretoria, 
South Africa. 


Jones, Robert S., * 2 K. Engineer. (B) % The Stevens Construction Co., 650 
Erie Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Lewis, Henry W. Contractor's Representative and Construction Engineer. 7 Dana 
St., Cambridge, Mass. (B) 2351 Triunvirato, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
South America. 


Cook, Allen B., C.S.C. 1 Seymour Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 

Sellew, Merle E., * 2 K. Tutor. 26 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield, Mass. 


Armstrong, Herbert J., * 2 K. Civil Engineer. 308 Scott St., Lake Forest, 111. 
Drew, George A., * 2 K. Fruit Specialist. Old Concord Rd., Belmont, Mass. 
(B) Drew's Fruit Farm, Westford, Mass. 

Adjemian, Avedis G., D.G.K. 2961 Fullerton St., Detroit, Mich. 
Eaton, Julian S., Esq., K 2. B.L. Univ. Minn., 1904. Lawyer and Banker. 3813 
Mathesan Ave., Coconut Grove, Fla. (B) Ingraham Bldg., Miami, Fla. 


Thompson, G. Harris A., Q.T.V. Contractor. 130 Brookline St., Worcester, Mass. 


Walker, Charles M., A 2 *. Postal Clerk. Rt. 2, Box 53, St. Petersburg, Fla. 


Halligan, James E., K 2. 14th Floor, Masonic Temple, New Orleans, La. 
*Lewis, James F., * 2 K. Died May 4, 1929 at Bridgewater, Mass. 


Jones, C. Winthrop, C.S.C. Salesman. 11 Plymouth Rd., West Hartford, Conn. 

(B) Watkins Bros., Inc., South Manchester, Conn. 
Jones, Cyrus W., D.G.K. B.Sc. Harvard, 1915. English teacher. 507 Dickinson 

St., Springfield, Mass. (B) Technical High School. 


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Belden, Joshua H., * 2 K. Resident Manager, Fidelity & Casualty Co. of New 
York. 5468 Enright Ave., St. Louis, Mo. (B) 1127-1143 Pierce Bldg., 
112 North Fourth St. 

Saunders, Edward B., D.G.K. General Manager. Southwick, Mass. (B) N. E. By- 
products Corp., 20 West St., Lawrence, Mass. 


Snell, Capt. Edward B., O.T.V. Civil Engineer. 44 Treno St., New Rochelle, N.Y. 
(B) Room 616, Army Bldg., 39 Whitehall St., New York City. 


Blake, Maurice A , Q.T.V. Chief in Horticulture, N. J. Exper. Sta., and Professor 
of Horticulture, Rutgers. 223 Howard St., New Brunswick, N. J. 


Sears, William M., * 2 K. President and Treasurer, The Wm. M. Sears Co. 321 
Hope St., Glenbrook, Conn. (B) Box 892, Stamford, Conn. 


Tirrell, Charles A., Q.T.V. Landscape Architect and Engineer; Supt. Clarendon 
Hills Cemetery. 4612 Prospect Ave., Downers Grove, 111. (B) R.R. 1, 
Hinsdale. 111. 


Hayward, Afton S. B.Sc. Amherst, 1906. Advertising. 
Germantown, Philadelphia, Penn. 

56 East Clapier St., 


Chadwick, Clifton II., *SK. Test Control Engineer. 17 Oak Lane, Scarsdalc, 

N. Y. (B) 112 No. Broad St., Philadelphia, Penn. 
Curtis, J. Gerry, <I> 2 K. Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. Country Club 

Estates, Dade County, Fla. IB) Box 2111, Miami, Fla. 
Knox, Harry C. Salesman, The Edison Electric Illuminating Co. 70 Lincoln St., 

Framingham, Mass. (B) 44 Union Ave. 
Pierce, Henry T., C.S.C. C.E. Dartmouth, 1908. Chief Engineer, N.E.P. Assoc. 

79 Cliff Rd., VVellesley Hills, Mass. (B) 89 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 

Edwards, FYank L., * 2 K. Poultry and Farm Specialist. 

Industrial Trust Bldg., Providence, R. I. 
Philbrick, Edwin D., <t> 2 K. Industrial Organizer. 174 S. Grover St. 

N. Y. (B) 505 Fifth Ave., New York City. 
Turner, Olive May, * K 4>. Clerk, Registrar's Office, M.A.C. Diaper Hall, 

M.A.C., Amherst, Mass. 

Tar Products Corp., 
Freeport , 


Blake, Rodman R., C.S.C. Salesman. East Pepperell, Mass. (B) % W. A. Nash 
& Co., 27 Blake St., Boston, Mass. 


Codding, George M., <J> 2K. Vice-President, The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co. 

245 Lorraine Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. (B) Stamford, Conn. 
Neale, Harold J., C.S.C. Landscape Architect. 96 Forest St., Stamford, Conn. 

(B) The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co. 


Beebe, John C, B.Sc. Dartmouth, 1909; C.E. Univ. Wis., 1910. Civil Engineer. 
% S. D. Beebe, Hampden, Mass. 


Annis, Ross E., * 2 K. Sales Manager. 1355 W. Plain Ave., Needham, Mass. 
(B) Chase Parker & Co., Boston, Mass. 

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Armstrong, Robert P., * 2 K. M.Sc. 1916. Teacher of Agriculture. Newtown High 

School, Elmhurst, N. Y. 
French, Horace W., $ 2 K. Farm Manager. Crandell Farm, Valatie, N. Y. 
Johnson, William C., Q.T.V. Acting Local Manager, New Haven Sales Dept., The 

American Agric. Chemical Co. 73 Smith St., West Haven, Conn. 

(B) 2 Wood St. 
Waldron, Dr. Ralph A., Q.T.V. M.Sc. Penn. State Coll., 1912; Ph.D. Univ. Penn., 

1918. Prof, of Science, Head of Science Dept., State Teacher's College, 

Slippery Rock, Pa. 


Brown Edgar M., 6 X. Landscape Gardener and Forester. 1984 Albany Ave., West 

Hartford, Conn. (B) 15 Lewis St., R. 304, Hartford, Conn. 
Sharpe, Arthur H., K 2. Manager and Chief Landscape Architect. % E. D. Smith 

& Sons, Landscape Architects, Winona, Ontario, Canada. 
Smith, Dr. Clarence A., Q.T.V. M.Sc. Jefferson Med. Coll., 1914; Ph.D. ibid., 

1916. Biochemist, Assistant to Director, Dept. of Applied Research. 

82 N. Summit St., Bergenfield, N. J. (B) The Fleischmann Co., 699 

Washington St., New York City. 


Merrill, Fred S., A 2 *. Vice-President, Central States Orchards Co. 307 Vine St., 

Chillicothe, Mo. 
Pierpont, John E., A 2 *. Foreman, New Haven Dairy Co. 14 Humiston Ave., 

Hamden, Conn. (B) 201 Hazel St., New Haven, Conn. 
Puffer|StephenjP., A 2 *. Supt. of Streets, Amherst, Mass. North Amherst, Mass. 


Baker, Dean F. Refrigeration Engineer. 135 Ardmore Rd., West Hartford, Conn. 

Bullard, Alvan H., K 2. 3 Sargent St., Needham, Mass. 

Pillsbury, Joseph J. Salesman, Niagara Sprayer and Chemical Co., Inc., Middle- 
port, N. Y., New England territory. 54 Lothrop St., Beverly, Mass. 

Post, George A., 9 X. Golf Course Construction. Franconia Golf Course, Dwight 
Road, R.F.D., Springfield, Mass. 


Prouty, Roy H. Postal Clerk, Los Angeles, Calif. 210 W. Garfield Ave., Glendale, 

Turner, L. Bennett,§2 T?A. Salesman. 33 Robbins Rd., Watertown, Mass. 

(B)j Hood Rubber Products Co., 276 Summer St., Boston, Mass. 


Black, Harold C, K 2. Sales Manager. 2 South Clinton Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

(B) % Moon's Nursery, Morrisville, Pa. 
Brewer, Harold W., A 2 *. Advertising. Westchester Gardens, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 

(B) Advertising Dept., Good Housekeeping, 57th St. at Eighth Ave., 

New York City. 
Edwards, Edward C, * 2 K. Pres. Za-Rex Co. 43 Linnean St., Cambridge, Mass. 

(B) 803 Summer St., Boston, Mass. 
Leete, Richard F., K T *. Lumber Dealer. 7 Sylvan Place, Nutley, N. J. 
Nicolet, Tell W., A 2 *. M.L.A. Harvard, 1915. Landscape Architect and Engineer. 

28 Academy Ave., Mt. Lebanon, Pa. (B) 903 Empire Bldg., Pittsburgh, 

Peters, Chester H., C.C. Landscape Engineer. % A. W. Peters, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Porter, Bennet A., B K *, * K *. Ph.D., 1921. Entomologist, U.S.D.A. 399 

Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. (B) Bureau of Entomology, 

Washington, D. C. 
Powers, Richard H., Q.T.V. Estate Manager. Garfield Rd., Concord, Mass. 
Walker, Nathaniel K., 6 X. Shoe Manufacturer. 342 Turner St., Auburn, Maine. 
Wood, Henry J. Salesman for Tobacco By-Products & Chem. Corp. 135 Green St., 

Kingston, N. Y. 


Burt, Helen F. Instructor in Geology and Astronomy. Brookfield, Mass. 
Lincoln, Irving B. Real Estate. Portland, Oregon. (B) 518 American Bank Bldg. 

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Sears, William R., Q.T.V. M.L.A. Harvard, 1920. Instructor n Landscape Archi- 
tecture, Cambridge School of Domestic Architecture & Landscape 
Architecture. 66 Prescott St., Reading, Mass. (B) 53 Church St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Slein, Owen F. Cherry Plain, N. Y. 

Spicer, E. Grant. Teacher. 27 Hicks Lane, Great Neck, N. Y. (B) Great Neck 
Preparatory School. 

Tower, Ralph E., C.C. 35 North Burlington Ave., Brookfield, III. (B) 9-11 East 
41st St., New York City. 

Walker, Herman C, * 2 K. Forester and Town Selectman. Walker Forestry Co., 
22 Riverdale St., West Springfield, Mass. 


Poole, Joseph E. 40 Hazelwood Rd., Bloomfield, N. J. 


Little, Harold G., K 2. M.D. Tufts, 1925. Pathologist and Director. 35 Walnut 
Ave., Woodlawn, Wheeling, W. Va. (B) Ohio Valley General Hospital. 
Verbeck, Howard G., * 2 K. Manager. Monte Vista Ranch, Glenn, Calif. 


Carver, F. Whitney. Insurance Agent. Sharon, Mass. (B) Equitable Insurance 

Co., Boston, Mass. 
Cobban, Donald S. Chain Store Manager. 808 Westford St., Lowell, Mass. 

(B) 60 Middle St. 
Keegan, Frank C. Accountant. Chase & Gilbert, Inc. (B) 31 St. James Ave., 

Boston, Mass. 


Curtin, Charles W., A X A. Supervisor, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Agency 

Div. 1816 Cedar Lane, Nashville, Tenn. (B) 1 Madison Ave., New 

York City. 
Fearing, Ralph W., C.C. 514 Bush St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Flint, Oliver S. Manager, Mass. Certified Poultry Breeders' Assoc. 316 Farrington 

St., Wollaston, Mass. (B) Dept. of Agric, State House, Boston, Mass. 
Graham, Leland J. Kew Towers, Kew Gardens, L.I., N.Y. (B) 5 Worth St., New 

York City. 
Marchant, Horace G., 2 * E. Consulting Engineer. "Rough Hill," Ridgeway Rd., 

Weston, Mass. (B) The C. L. Stevens Co., 1 Federal St., Boston, Mass. 
McNamara, Michael J. Manager, General Ice Cream Co. 95 Updike St., Provi- 
dence, R. I. (B) 485 Plainfield St. 
Pratt, Harold A., A X A. M.Sc. Cornell, 1921. Proprietor of "The Flower Shop." 

214 E. Seneca St., Ithaca, N. Y. (B) 203 Cayuga Heights Rd. 
Rogers, Roland W., K r *, * K *. M.L.A., 1924. Landscape Architect. 2827 

28th St., N.W., Washington, D. C. (B) Maryland National Capital 

Park & Planning Commission, Silver Springs, Md. 
Schwab, Andrew N., C.C. Real Estate Broker. 182 Homer St., Newton Centre, 

Mass. (B) 85-91 Union St. 


Birchard, John D., * 2 K. Insurance analysis and estate conservation. 12 Federal 
St., Agawam, Mass. (B) % The Roderick Pirnie Estate Service, Pirnie 
Bldg., Court Square, Springfield, Mass. 

Seavey, Marden H. B.Sc. Harvard, 1919. Farm Manager. % United Fruit Co., 
Herrero, Iriente, Cuba. 

Baker, Foster K., 2 * E. B.Sc, honoris causa, 1920; M.B.A. Harvard, 1921. 

Supt. Communitv Press, Inc. 47 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills, N. J. 

(B) 387 Millborn Ave., Millborn, N. J. 
Barton, George W., C.C. Radio Advertiser. 810 Parkman Drive, La Canada, 

Calif. (B) 487 Chamber of Commerce Eldg., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Clark, Stewart S., C.C. M.A. George Peabody College, 1919. 79 Merrick Ave., 

Holyoke, Mass. (Bl Rolls Royce, East Springfield, Mass. 

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Lawton, Ralph W., C.C. Florist. 297 Garden St., Fall River, Mass. 

(B) 28 Hanover St. 
McRae, Herbert R., C.C. Mgr. Farm Dept., H. P. Hood & Sons, Inc. 9 Middlesex 

Rd., Stoneham, Mass. (B) 494 Rutherford Ave., Boston, Mass. 
Reuman, Theodore H., S * E. Principal, Bartlett School of Tree Surgery. 19 Park 

Lane, Glenbrook, Conn. (B) Stamford, Conn. 
Sampson, Frederick B., C.C. B.Sc. honoris causa, 1920. Buyer. 15 Caryl Ave., 

Yonkers, N. Y. (B) W. T. Grant Co., 455 Seventh Ave., New York City 
Sawyer, Wesley S., ATP. B.Sc, 1920. Salesman. Gordon Park, Webster, N. Y. 

(B) 760 Brooks Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 


McClellan, Adams N., K S. Storage Business. 3017 Fifth Ave., Chicago, 111. 

(B) 2905 W. Madison St. 
Sliski, John. Address Unknown. 

Brigham, Sylvia B. m. L. W. Johnson, A * r. Housewife. 16 Hilldale Rd., South 

Weymouth, Mass. 
Callanan, Vincent D., S * E. Fruit Broker. 662 Wensley Ave., El Centro, Calif. 

(B) % Gentile Bros., Box 626. 
Carroll, Olive E. m. Frederick E. Cole, Jr., A * r. Housewife. R.F.D., West 

Acton, Mass. 
Chisholm, Robert D., * 2 K. Plant Superintendent. P. O. Box 355, Benicia, Calif. 

(B) Cal. Rex Spray Co. 
Erickson, Gunnar E., K E. Public Accountant. 140 Claremont Ave., New York 

City. (B) 111 Broadway. 
French, Willard K., Q.T.V. Teacher of Agriculture. 10 Brownell St., Worcester, 

Mass. (B) Worcester North High School. 
Gilligan, Gerald M., KT*. B.Sc, 1921. M.Sc, 1926. Asst. Chemist. 59 Lovett 

Ave., Newark, Del. (B) Chemistry Dept., Univ. of Delaware Expt. Sta. 
Pulley, Marion G. m. Hiram A. Andrews, A * I\ Housewife. Milldale, Conn. 
Sweeney, William J., S * E. Director, Div. of Industrial Research. 24 Westcott 

St., Dorchester, Mass. (B) Penn. State College, State College, Pa. 


Bowen, Maurice S., K E. B.Sc. Univ. Maine, 1919. Asst. Employment Manager 

and Asst. Editor of the Davey Bulletin. 634 So. Water St., Kent, Ohio. 

(B) The Davey Tree Exp. Co. 
Leary, Frank D. Telephone Engineer. 125 Smith St., North Attleboro, Mass. 

(B) 120 Union St., Providence, R. I. 
Morton, Elmer J., C.C. Night Foreman, United Farmers Corp. Creamery, Boston. 

51 Elliot St., Watertown, Mass. 
Peterson, Roy D., AS*. Lumber Foreman. Bernardston Rd., Greenfield, Mass. 
Pierpont, Frederick T. Farmer. Cheshire, Conn. 


Apsey, George W., Jr., AS*. Textile Chemist. 272 Lafayette Ave., Passaic, N. J. 
(B) Jacques Wolf & Co., Lexington Ave. 

Belcher, D. Webster. Teacher. 145 Union Ave., West Haven, Conn. (B) West 
Haven High School. 

Bunker, Carroll W., Q.T.V. B.Sc, 1921. Investment Securities. Summit Drive, 
Brighton Station, Rochester, N. Y. (B) 183 Main St., East Rochester, 
N. Y. 

Campbell, George M., * S K. District Freight Representative. The B. & O. Rail- 
road Co., District Freight Agent's Office, 607 Second National Bank 
Bldg., Toledo, Ohio. 

Clough, Alfred A., 6 X, * K <J>. Sales Engineer. 37 Hawthorne St., Rutherford 
N. J. (B) 360 Furman St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cole, Frederick E., Jr., 6 X. Farmer. R.F.D., West Acton, Mass. 

Dewing, Warren M., K S, * K *. Dyestuffs Salesman. 14 Michigan Rd., Wor- 
cester, Mass. (B) 159 High St., Boston, Mass. 

Doucette, Charles F., C.C, * K *. Entomologist, U.S.D.A. P. O. Box 566, Sum- 
ner, Wash. (B) Exp. Station, Puyallup, Wash. 

Fuller, Lorenzo, A X A. B.Sc, 1921. Salesman, Wright Ziegler Co. 3 Sheldon 
St., Haverhill, Mass. 

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Graves, Carlisle F., AS*. Director, Springdale Bank & Trust Co., and Retail 

Merchant, Ice & Coal Co. Buena Vista St., Springdale, Conn. 
Home, Robert S., Q.T.V. High School Principal. Jeffersonville, Vt. 
Jakeman, Brooks F., A X A. Salesman, Cberry-Burrell Co. 116 Wollaston St., 

Auburn, R. I. (B) Sullivan Square, Boston, Mass. 
Johnson, Lawrence W. Shoe Salesman, Walk-Over Shoe Co. 16 Hilldale Rd., So. 

Weymouth, Mass. 
Martin, Lawrence P., AS*. B.Sc, 1921. Supt. of Highway Construction. 27 

Odell Ave., White Plains, N. Y. 
Robertson, William F., K T *. Expert Food Specialist. (B) The Pfandler Co., Inc., 

Rochester, N. Y. 
Sanborn, Joseph R , C.C. Fisheries Exp. Sta., King's Wharf, Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Smith, Susan A., m. Chas. H. Anderson, A * r. Housewife. 55 Noel St., Springfield, 

Stedman, Ralph S., * S K. Executive and Owner Poultry and Dairy Prod. Business. 

59 Blake St., Springfield, Mass. (B) A. C. Hunt Co., 20 Sanford St. 


Wright, Kenneth Y., Q.T.V. Sales Representative. 490 Pleasant St., Belmont, 
Mass. (B) Brighton Ave., Boston, Mass. 


Douglass, Donald C, * S K. Representative, Financial Sales Dept., General 

Motors Acceptance Corp. 92 Kilburn Rd., Belmont, Mass. (B) 731 

Statler Office Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
Gaskill, Harland E., AS*. Manager Dept. Store. (B) % W. T. Grant Co., 

Johnstown, Pa. 
Geer, Herbert L., Q.T.V. Federal Fruit and Vegetable Inspector. 179 California 

Ave., Providence, R. I. (B) 307 State House. 
Landis, Edward B., A * A. Lawyer. 130 South Pleasant St., Amherst, Mass. 

(B) Court Square Bldg., Springfield, Mass. 
Leighton, Arthur W., A X A, * K *. Ed.M. Harvard, 1924. Asst. Prof, of Graphics. 

7 Atkins Place, Medford Hillside, Mass. (B) Bromfield-Pearson Bldg., 

Tufts College, Medford, Mass. 
Rice, Henry L., K S. Salesman, John C. Dow Co. 509 Pleasant St., Melrose, Mass. 

(B) 121 Beverly St., Boston, Mass. 
Robinson, Philip L., ATP. Landscape Architect. Grace Apts., Third St. and 

Grace Ave., Great Neck, N. Y. 
Zercher, Fred K., Q.T.V. M.Sc. in Business, Syracuse, 1927. Teacher of Economics. 

243 Kensington Place, Syracuse, N. Y. (B) Syracuse Univ., Dept. of 



Beckwith, Robert H., K E. Farm Manager. (B) Star Route, Great Barrington, 

Buck, Charles A., ATP. Dairy Extension Work. 719 Terrace Ave., Grove City, 

Pa. (B) Grove City Creamery. 
Chase, Eleanor F., A * T. Instructor, Framingham State Normal School. 461 

Highland St., Amesbury, Mass. (Bj 167 State St., Framingham, Mass. 
Cotton, George A., S * E. Market Gardener. Boston Hill Farm, North Andover, 

Richardson, Marjory, m. F. J. Piper. Housewife. Exchange St., Millis, Mass. 
Roser, Conrad H., * S K. Landscape Architect. Glastonbury, Conn. 
Vinten, C. Raymond, 6 X. Landscape Engineer. 15776 Euclid Ave., Apt. 38, East 

Cleveland, Ohio. (B) 4614 Prospect Ave., % A. D. Taylor, Cleveland, 



Whittemore, Alfred L. Teacher of Music. South Hadley Falls, Mass. (B) Storm 
King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. 


Bennett, J. Stanley, ATP. Instructor in Poultry. Beacon St., Danvere, Mass. 

(B) Essex Co. Agric. School, Hathorne, Mass. 
Cook, Frederick B., K E. Pastor, Community Church. Gypsum, Ohio. 

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Corash, Paul, A * A. Food Inspector. 2720 Broadway, New York City. (B) Dept. 

of Health, 505 Pearl St. 
Dickinson, Lewis E., Jr., K E. Chemist. 11 Bridge St., Warren, R. I. (B) National 

India Rubber Co., Bristol, R. I. 
Gamzue, Benjamin, A * A. Instructor in English. 124 Nonotuck St., Holyoke, 

Mass. (B) English Dept., Washington Square College, New York 

University, New York City. 
Irish, Gilbert H., A X A. State and Federal Fruit Inspector, U.S.D.A., Bur. of 

Agri. Econ., 215 West 23rd St., New York City. 
Johnson, Eyrie G., A X A. First Lieutenant, Air Corps, U. S. Army. Luke Field, 

Honolulu, T. H. 
Tarr, James G., S * E. Salesman for Borden Company, New York. 9 Allen St., 

Gloucester, Mass. (B) 92 State St., Boston, Mass. 
Towne, Carroll A., Q.T.V. Landscape Architect. 635 LaGrange St., W. Roxbury, 

Mass. (B) Olmsted Bros., Brookline, Mass. 
Whittier, John M., K S. Electric Service Co. 96 Washington St., Brighton, Mass. 

(B) 39 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 


Davis, Howard H., A X A. Employed by Ken Caryl Ranch Co. 140 Highland St., 

Brockton, Mass. (B) Star Route, Littleton, Colo. 
Fernald, Leland H., A X A. Farmer. R.F.D. 1, Box 10, Wilton, N. H. 
Geiger, Aimee S., m. J. Stanley Bennett, A * r. Housewife. Beacon St., Danvers, 

Grieve, Alexander W., ATP. Asst. Manager, W. T. Grant Store. 714 Washington 

St., Dorchester (24), Mass. (B) % W. T. Grant Co., Canton, Ohio. 
Haskell, Malcolm, K S. Chemist. 648 Washington St., Norwood, Mass. 
Hayden, L. Leonard, Jr. Head Farmer. Box 21, Elmwood, Mass. (B) State Farm, 

King, Rosewell H., AS*. Millville, Mass. (B) R. I. Ice Co., Woonsocket, R. I. 
Landis, Rose F. Dietitian. 130 South Pleasant St., Amherst, Mass. (B) Brooklyn 

Charities, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Leland, Allen S. r ATP. County Agricultural Agent. 6 Calvin Terrace, Northamp- 
ton, Mass. (B) 184 Main St. 
MacAfee, Norman H., ATP. Night Foreman. 170 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, Mass. 

(B) % Whiting Milk Co., Wyola Place, Dorchester, Mass. 
Nicoll, Arthur C, A X A. 134 Independence Ave., Quincy, Mass. 
Read, John G., AS*. Teacher of Science. 82 Wilcox Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. 
Whitman, Chester E., * S K. Retail Store Inspector. Parkway Apartments, 

Aurora, 111. (B) W. T. Grant Co., Western District Office, Monadnock 

Block, Chicago, 111. 


Armstrong, Bradford, Q.T.V. Advertising. % Calif. Fruit Growers Exchange, 

54 Church St., Hartford, Conn. 
Barnes Adrian D Q.T.V. Superintendent of Dade County Parks. 1108 Cordova 

' St., Coral Gables, Fla. (B) P. O. Box 6226, Miami, Fla. 
Cassano Joseph, Q.T.V. Teacher of Science. 51 Elm St., Wakefield, Mass. 

(B) Wakefield High School. 
Cor win Emil J., A * A. Member of United Press Assoc. Staff. 36 Perkins St., 

Winthrop, Mass. (B) % United Press Assoc, 54 West 74th St., New 

Guterman, Carl E. F., K S, * K *. Plant Pathologist. Dept. of Plant Pathology, 

Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N. Y. 
Keith, Lewis H-, K S. Sales Engineer. 180 Main St., Bridgewater, Mass. (B) 46 

Cornhill, Boston, Mass. 
Lacey, John S., A S *, * K *. Teacher. 133 Waldo St., Holyoke, Mass. 

(B) Morgan Junior High School. _ 

Lord, John F., AS*. Overseer. 54 Forest St., Methuen, Mass. (B) Tasajeras 

Farm, United Fruit Co., Banes, Cuba. 
Poey, Frederick, AS*. Director of Agriculture. Central Jaronu, Camaguey, Cuba. 
Sheridan, Irwin S., ATP. Market Gardener. Littleton, Mass. 
Shumway, George F. 612 North Sixth St., Barberton, Ohio. 


Grant, Helen, m. John G. Read. Housewife. 82 Wilcox Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. 


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Hopkins, David. Hesheldon Farms, Valencia, Pa. 

Meserve, G. Donald, A X A. National Advertising Manager. 5806 43rd Ave., 

Woodside, L. I., N. Y. (B) 55 West 42nd St., New York City. 
Salmon, I. Chenery. Statistician. 26 Hemenway St., Boston, Mass. (B) 1 Federal 



Bosworth, Maude E., m. A. H. Gustafson, A * r, * K *. Housewife. 215A Holden 

Green, Cambridge, Mass. 
Cassidy, Marion S., A * r. Instructor in Physical Education. 32 Grantland Rd., 

Wellesley Hills, Mass. (B) Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. 
Cormier, Francis J., <J> 2 K. M.L.A. Harvard, 1928. Landscape Architect. 96 

Jackson Rd., Newton, Mass. (B) % Robert Cram, Boston, Mass. 
Doolittle, Alden H., A 2 #. Foreman, Lane Construction Co. Grafton, N. H. 
Gustafson, Alton H., * 2 K, <S> K <i>. A.M. Harvard, 1928. Teacher and Student. 

215A Holden Green, Cambridge, Mass. (B) Univ. Museum, Oxford St. 
Hollingworth, Duncalf W., A X A. Research Chemist and Foreman. 191 Amstel 

Ave., Newark, Del. (B) Continental Fibre Co. 
MacMasters, Majel M., A * r, *K *. M.Sc., 1928. Collinsville, Conn. 
Mann, Albert I., 2 * E. County Club Agent. 7 Mason St., Torrington, Conn. 

(B) 82 Litchfield St. 
Reed, Charles P., A X A. Teacher of Science and Coach. West Bridgewater, Mass. 

(B) High School, Brockton, Mass. 
Smith, Myron N., * 2 K. 105 Wentworth South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 

(B) % Norton Co. of Canada, 3 Beach Rd. 
Sweetland, Augustus F., Q.T.V. Landscape Architect. 316 Main St., Stoneham, 

Mass. (B) 11 High St., Framingham Centre, Mass. 
Thompson, Gerald T., 9 X. Salesman. 148 West Adams St., West Somerville, 

Mass. (B) Cambridge Gas Light Co., 719 Main Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 
Wheeler, Ellsworth H., ATP. Instructor in Biology. 14 De Lancey Drive, Geneva, 

N. Y. (B) Dept. of Biology, Hobart College. 
Williams, Donald R., A 2 #. Farm Foreman. (B) Hilltop Farm, Deerfield, Mass. 
Yarwood, George A. Landscape Architect. 537 Central Y.M.C.A., Rochester, 

N. Y. (B) % Francis H. Gott, 311 Alexander St. 


Burnham, James E., A X A. Agent. 112 Gregory Ave., Passaic, N. J. (B) N. J. 

Bell Tel. Co., 40 Orient Way, Rutherford, N. J. 
Fuller, H. Elliot. Herdsman. 238 N. Emerson St., Melrose, Mass. (B) Boulder 

Brook Farm, Weston Rd., Wellesley, Mass. 
Langenbacher, Robert F., K 2. Editor. Lakeview Ave., Ardsley, N. Y. 

(B) 114 East 32nd St., New York City. 


Ames, Robert C, A X A. Poultry Farm Operator and Owner. Sunny Bank Farm, 

Littleton, Mass. 
Amstein, William G, Q.T.V. Assistant County Agri. Agent. Effingham, Kansas. 
Cartwright, Calton O., K E. Fruit Products Specialist. 64 Moreland Rd., Roxbury, 

Mass. (B) Za-Rex Co., Inc., 803 Summer St., Boston, Mass. 
Cobb, Roger M. School Teacher. Wrentham, Mass. (B) High School, Houlton, 

Cummings, Maurice A., 6 X. 26A High St., Needham Heights, Mass. 
Dole, William L., K 2. Agent for Class Organization. 10 Chestnut St., Medford, 

Mass. (B) University Extension, State House, Boston, Mass. 
Foley, Richard C, 2 * E. Instructor in Animal Husbandry. Stockbridge Hall, 

M.A.C., Amherst, Mass. 
Greenwood, Elliott K., Q.T.V. Dairyman. Hubbardston, Mass. (B) Flint Lab., 

M.A.C., Amherst, Mass. 
Hatch, George F., Jr., 6 X. Landscape Engineer. 125 Corey St., West Roxbury, 

Mass. (B) 4614 Prospect Ave., % A. D. Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Ingraham, Mary, m. Lawrence L. Jones, * K $. Housewife. % United Sugar Co., 

Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. 
Kane, Thomas J., Q.T.V. Directory Enumerator, H. A. Manning Co. 7 Lewis St., 

Westfield, Mass. (B) 33 Lyman St., Springfield, Mass. 
Maxwell, Lewis J., K V *. Teacher. 58 Elm St., Stoneham, Mass. (B) Amesbury 

High School, Amesbury, Mass. 

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Rhoades, Lawrence D., ATP. Asst. County Agri. Agent. R.F.D., Canaan, Conn. 

(B) 1499 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Mass. 
Robinson, Clifton F. Asst. Sales Manager. 66 Sycamore St., Springfield, Mass. 

(B) A. & P. Store. 
Snyder, Allan, AS*. Teacher of Mathematics. 43 Main St., Shelburne Falls, 

Mass. (B) Arms Academy. 
Verity, Herbert F., Q.T.V. Chemist. Proctor & Gamble Co., 188 Vinton Ave., 

Memphis, Tenn., (B) Pulp Plant, Binghampton Mill, Buckeye Cotton 

Oil Co. 
Walker, Almeda M., A * T. High School Teacher. Southbridge, Mass. 

(B) 70 Central Ave., Braintree, Mass. 
Whitaker, Lewis H., K S. Manager, Foreign Exchange Dept. 1421 Delaware 

Apt. 209, Detroit, Mich. (B) Guardian Detroit Bank. 
White, John E., K S. Superintendent and Engineer of Landscape Construction at 

Grace Harbor. The Thomaston, Great Neck, N. Y. (B) 1 Franklin PI. 


Barney, Laurence H., Jr., * 2 K. Automobile Salesman. 34 Pearl St., New Bed- 
ford, Mass. (B) % Motor Sales Co., Purchase & Pearl Sts. 

Bond, Kenneth C, Q.T.V. Manager. 4 Nottingham St., Newton Center, Mass. 
(B) 107 Oak St., Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 

Duperrault, Ralph A., S * E. Salesman, Quaker Oats Co., 187 Essex St., Bangor, 

Johnson, Gustaf A., 9 X. 138-35 227th St., Laurelton, L. I., N. Y. 


Allen, Leo L. F., 9X. Dairy Chemist. Y.M.C.A., Nashua, N. H. (B) % W. T. 

Boyd, 7 Shattuck St. 
Bearse, Gordon E., A r P, * K *. Research Asst., Poultry Husbandry 

(B) Washington Experiment Station, Puyallup, Washington. 
Botulinski, Frank J. Poultryman. 263 Highland St., Boston 19, Mass. 

(B) Mountain Fruit Farm, New Durham, N. H. 
Bray, F. Roland. Nurseryman. Great Barrington, Mass. (B) 89 Bailey Ave., 

Patchogue, L. I., N. Y. 
Brockway, Horace T., Jr., Q.T.V. Landscape Architect. 117 Prospect St., Newark, 

N. Y. (B) C. W. Stuart & Co. 
Clark, Harold E., S * E, * K *. Graduate Student (Plant Physiology). Montague, 

Mass. or 29 Baldwin St., New Brunswick, N. J. (B) New Jersey Expt. 

Dresser, H. Malcolm, AS*. Asst. in Psychology. Narragansett Ave., Ossining, 

N. Y. (B) % David Seabury, 104 East 40th St., New York City. 
Evans, Joseph A., Q.T.V. Asst. County Agri. Agent. Y.M.C.A., Canandaigua, 

N. Y. (B) Court House. 
Ferguson, Thomas W., Jr., 9 X. Landscape Architect. 80 Madison Ave., Newton- 

ville, Mass. (B) % Marion Coffin, 1 East 53rd St., New York City. 
Hall, H. Phoebe. Laboratory Technician. Lincoln Hospital, Avon Ave. and Strat- 
ford Place, Newark, N. J. 
Hodson, Alexander C, S * E. Graduate Student and Instructor. 142 High St., 

Reading, Mass. (B) Dept. of Zoology, University of Minneapolis, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
Howland, Walter M., ATP. Assistant Poultry Manager. Conway, Mass. 

(B) % W. D. Sawyer, R.F.D. 55, Stamford, Conn. 
Kennedy, Wellington W., K E. Landscape Architect. 68 Hillwood Ave., Yonkers, 

N. Y. 
Laubenstein, Karl G., K r *, *K *. Statistician. 4 Maple Court, Maynard, Mass. 

(B) National Bureau of Economic Research, New York City. 
Lincoln, Robert A., 9 X. Landscape Engineer. The Thomaston, Grace Ave. and 

Third St., Great Neck, N. Y. (B) Gilchrest Realty Corp. 
Marsh, Edwin E., Q.T.V. Landscape Architect. 24 Cliff Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 

(B) C. W. Stuart & Co., Newark, N. Y. 
McGuire, Walter K. 122 Cottage St., Whitinsville, Mass. (B) 352 West 21st St., 

New York City. 
Mulhern, Daniel J., AS*. Claim Adjuster. 57 Sycamore St., Roslindale, Mass. 

(B) % Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 10 East 40th St., New York City. 
Preston, Charles P., K S. Landscape Architect. (B) Gilchrest Realty Corp., 

1 Franklin Place, Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. 




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Rice, Cecil C, AS*. Horticultural Research Work. % A. D. Makepeace Co., 

Wareham, Mass. 
Roper, Hartwell E., A r P, * K *. Farmer. Closter, N. J. 
Schmidt, Ernest J., * 2 K. Chemist. 40 Greenacre Ave., Longmeadow, Mass. 

(B) Fiske Rubber Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
Southgate, Barbara W., A * I\ Marshfield, Mass. (B) Box 99, Framingham, Mass. 
Sullivan, Charles B. Chemist. 31 Taylor St., Newark, N. J. (B) 10 Broad St. 
Van Hall, Walter B., AS*. Research Chemist. Y.M.C.A., 122 Chestnut St., 

Springfield, Mass. (B) General Ice Cream Co., 134 Cass St. 
Worssam, Horace H., Q.T.V. Landscape Architect. 11 Florence Court, Babylon, 

N. Y. (B) Long Island State Park Commission. 


Daniels, D. Watson, Jr., AS*. Asst. Office Manager. Y.M.C.A., Lawrence, 

Mass. (B) % Swift & Co., Haverhill St. 
Richardson, Alden L., 6 X. Farmer. Westfield, Maine. 
Simmons, Oliver D., K 2. 551 East Harriet St., Flint, Mich. 
Wendell, George G. Landscape Gardener. Highpine, Maine. (B) Ogunquit, Maine. 


France, Ralph L. M.Sc. 1929; B.S. Univ. of Del., 1925. Assistant Bacteriologist, 

M.A.C. Mt. Pleasant, Amherst, Mass. 
Kakavas, James C. See Class of 1925. 
Pettee, Donald A. M.Sc. 1929; B.S. Univ. of A". //. % Board of Health, Lee, 

Seymour, Rev. Frank C. M.Sc. 1929; A.B. Harvard Univ.; B.D. Union Thcol. 

Seminars. Minister. North Amherst, Mass. 
Stratford, Reginald K. M.Sc. 1921; B.S.A. Toronto, 1915. Research Chemist. 

223 London Rd., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. (B) Imperial Oil Co. 
Vincent, Clarence C. Ph.D. 1929; B.S. Oregon State Agri. Coll.; M.S. ibid.; M.S. 

Cornell. Moscow, Idaho. 
Wildon, Carrick E. See Class of 1916. 


Andrews, Mrs. Marion P. See Class of 1919. 

Arrington, Luther B. Sec Class of 1923. 

Bauer, John J. (1925-28) Ph.B. Brown. 12 Bourne St., New Bedford, Mass. 

Beebe, Paul. (1916-17) B.A. Albion Coll., 1916. Chief Chemist. 1073 Fifth Ave., 

Los Angeles, Calif. (B) Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Box 700, 

Arcade Station. 
Bourgeois, Florence. (1927-28) A.B. Smith. Williamsburg, Mass. 
Brockway, Alice M. (1927-28) B.A. Mt. Holyoke. 97 College St.. South Hadley, 

Carlson, Oscar E. See Class of 1927. 
Chesley, George L. (1925-28) B. Humanics, Springfield Y.M.C.A. Coll. 

280 Pleasant St., Concord, N. H. 
Clary, Snowden R. (1927-28) B.S. Iowa Stale Coll. Manufacturer. Libby, McNeill 

& Libby, Louvain, Belgium. 
Davis, Josephine E. (1927-28) A.B. Smith. Holden, Mass. 
Dye, Arthur P. (1927-28) B.S.A. W. Va. Univ.; M.S. ibul. Instructor. 296 

Prospect St., Morgantown, W. Va. (B) Dept. of Hort. W. Va. Univ. 
Evans, Mildred W. (1927-28) A.B. Radclijfe; A.M. ibid. 1775 Massachusetts 

Ave., North Cambridge, Mass. 
Frye, Florence M. (1927-28) B.S. Boston Univ. 12 Gaylord St., South Hadley 

Fcills jVIass 
Fuller, James E. (1925-28) A.B. Colorado Coll. 1911; A.M. ibid. 1925, Asst. 

Research Prof, of Bacteriology. North Amherst, Mass. (B) M.A.C, 

Amherst, Mass. 
Garvey, Mary E. M. See Class of 1919. 

Hamilton, W. Brooks (1925-28) B.S.A. Macdonald Coll. Address Unknown. 
Hanscomb, George W. See Class of 1925. 
Hanscomb, Mrs. Mary B. See Class of 1926. 
Hawley, Henry C. (1926-28) A.B. Oberlin; M.B.A. Harvard Graduate School of 

Business Administration. 1 Hitchcock St., Amherst, Mass. 

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Hays, Frank A. (1927-28) B.S. Oklahoma Agri. and. Mech. Coll. 1908, M.A. 
Univ. of Nebraska 1912. Ph.D. Iowa State 1917. Research Professor 
of Poultry Husbandry, Stockbridge Hall, M.A.C., Amherst, Mass. 

Hillary, Walter H. (1913-14) B.Sc. Penn. State Coll., 1913. Retired. % R. D. 
Mitchell, 1973 Union Trust Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Home, Robert S. See Class of 1920. 

Johnson, Leonard H. (1915-16) B.S.A. Purdue, 1915. Landscape Architect. 
East Patchogue, L. I., N. Y. (B) Swan River Nurseries, Patchogue, 
L. I., N. Y. 

Jones, Mrs. Mildred W. (1927-28) A.B. Smith; M.A. Univ. of III. 8 Allen St., 
Amherst, Mass. 

King, Cordelia B. (1927-28) A.B. Smith. Pineville, La. 

Lancaster, Walter B. (1905) B.A. Harvard, 1884; M.D. ibid., 1889. Physician. 
19 Boulder Rd., Wellesley Farms, Mass. (B) 520 Commonwealth Ave., 
Boston, Mass. 

McCormick. Eileen M. (1927-28) A.B. Mt. Holyoke. Latin Teacher. 37 Lexing- 
ton Ave., Holyoke, Mass. (B) Holyoke High School, Pine St. 

Merritt, Lucius ^A. (1927-28) B.S. Trinity Coll. Supt. of Schools, Wililamsburg, 

Miroyiannis, Stanley D. (1927-28) B.S. Eastern Nazarene Coll. Beacon Chambers, 
Boston, Mass. 

Moran, John. See Class of 1926. 

Muller, Richard T. (1925-28) B.S. Cornell 1916; M.S. Univ. of Maine 1920. 
Greenhouse Supterintendent. % Montgomery Co., Inc., Hadley, Mass. 

O'Shea, Agnes V. (1927-28) A.B. Smith. 39 Arlington St., Northampton, Mass. 

Payne, William T. (1915-16) B.Sc. Okla. A. and M. Coll., 1915. Oil Operator and 
Drilling Contractor. 1424 West 42nd St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 
(B) 916 Philtomes, Tulsa, Okla. 

Prescott, Glenn C. (1927-28) B.A. Univ. of Maine. 110 North Maple Street, 
Florence, Mass. 

Rae, Florence J. (1927-28) B.A. ML Holyoke. Teacher. 62 Brown Ave., Holyoke, 

Sazama, Robert F. See Class of 1925. 

Scheffer, William J. (1926-28) Dipl. Agric, Royal Hungarian Agri. Acad, of 
Magyarovar; Dipl. Agric, State Coll. of Agri., Berlin. Address Un- 

Scott, Lorena C. (1927-28) A.B. Bates Coll. North Hadley, Mass. 

Shea, Mary M. (1927-28) A.B. Smith. 95 Lexington Ave., Holyoke, Mass. 

Small, Alan F. (1926-28) A.B. Bowdoin. Florist. 38 Berwick St., Worcester, 
Mass. (B) 16 Center St., Bristol, Conn. 

Smiley, Ray G. See Class of 1926. 

Smith, Elinor Van D. (1927-28) A.B.Brown. Instructor in Bacteriology. 5 Middle 
St., Hadley, Mass. (B) Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 

Smith, Marcus S. (1927-28) A.B. Colgate Univ. Teacher. English Dept., Morris- 
town High School, Morristown, N. J. 

Spooner, Raymond H. See Class of 1926. 

Springs, James D. (1926-28) B.A. Clark Univ. Chemist. 15 Beacon Ave., Provi- 
dence, R. I. (B) Narragansett Elec. Co., Steam Dept., 360 Eddy St., 
Providence, R. I. 

Sylvester, Arthur C. (1927-28) B.S. Univ. of Maine. Merrimac, Mass. 

Wason, George F. (1927-28) A.B. Harvard Univ. Poultryman. Main Street, 
Hingham, Mass. 

Webber, Clarice V. (1927-28) A.B. Smith. 280 Sumner Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

Wilder, Frank H. See Class of 1925. 

Williams, James L. See Class of 1924. 

Witt, Earl M. See Class of 1924. 


Howard, Arthur D. B.Sc. Amherst, 1898. 811| West 32nd St., Los Angeles, Calif. 


Burt, John H., K.K. Savings Bank Teller. 12 Winter St., Arlington, Mass. 
(B) 26 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 




Vol.XL. Re G^ a p n ° t s e ^f e Amherst, Massachusetts, November 25, 1929 En, «£ri"«£dV» ^V*?""- No. 4 



Gathering at 29 points throughout the United 
States, Mexico, Porto Rico and the Hawaiian 
Islands, more than 500 alumni and friends of 
the College celebrated the eleventh annual 
World Aggie Night, Friday, November 15. 

The M.A.C. Alumni Club of Middlesex 
County, which held its meeting at Stow, Mass., 
on Saturday, November 16, rather than on the 
15th for local reasons, had the largest attendance 
of any meeting and the largest in the history of 
the club. 120 alumni and friends were present. 
The Hampden County Alumni Club, meeting 
November 15 at the Highland Hotel, Springfield, 
Mass., and the M.A.C. Club of Franklin County 
at Greenfield, Mass., each with an attendance of 
about 60 had the second largest gatherings. 
The meeting at Providence, R. I., was attended 
by 38 alumni and friends; while 37 were on 
hand for the meeting of the Essex County 
Alumni Club of Danvers, Mass. Meetings were 
held in fourteen states of the Union, and in 
addition, groups of alumni celebrated at Los 
Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico; Waikiki, T. H., and 
Porto Rico. 

At each meeting words of greeting were read 
from Governor Frank T. Allen, President Roscoe 
W. Thatcher and Charles H. Gould '16, presi- 
dent of the Associate Alumni. Where satis- 
factory arrangements could be made the M.A.C. 
radio program, broadcast from WBZ and 
WBZA, the Westinghouse stations at Spring- 
field and Boston, was received between the 
hours of 7 and 7.30 p. m. In addition to ad- 
dresses by Frederick W. Cook, secretary of 
State, representing Governor Allen, and from 
Charles H. Gould '16, the program was varied 
with musical selections by the M.A.C. twenty- 
piece symphony orchestra, the Faculty Quartet 
under the leadership of Prof. Clark L. Thayer 
'13, the M.A.C. Glee Club Quartet, and a 
trumpet-accordian arrangement by Messrs. 
Vaughn and Klar, students at M.A.C. 

At all of the gatherings, banquets and after- 
dinner speaking or discussions occupied the 
evening hours; while at some, other major 
attractions were offered. At Greenfield the 
Roister Doister motion picture, "Aggie Men 
Are Gathered," was shown; at Stow, Mass., a 
dance with special music furnished by a group 
of M.A.C. students, and an illustrated talk by 
Prof. Frank Prentice Rand, followed the ban- 
quet. The Faculty Quartet entertained at 
Northampton, and the College Orchestra ren- 
dered several selections at the Springfield meet- 
ing. Representatives from the College were sent 
out as speakers to each of the meetings in 
Mass., R. I., Conn., and Brattleboro, Vt., and 
the meetings at Chicago, 111., Cleveland, Ohio, 
Geneva, N. Y., and Schenectady, N. Y., were 
attended by President Thatcher, Director W. 
A. Munson '05, Dean W. L. Machmer and 
Robert D. Hawley '18, respectively. 

Although the World Aggie Night this year 
was one of the most successful ever held, when 
considered from the standpoint of the number 
f Continued on Page 6 col. 3) 


State Offer Doubles Gifts Received by Dec. 30, 1929 

ment of Teaching in its widely known Bulletin 
Number 23, "American College Athletics." In- 
cluding M.A.C., on the one hand, as one of 28 
out of 112 institutions where "no evidence was 
found that athletes were subsidized by any 
group or individual," it states, on the "other, 
that the facilities for indoor athletics at M.A.C! 
stand among the least adequate of any of the 
colleges and universities included in the study. 

Carnegie Report Calls Present Facilities 

Dr. Howard J. Savage of the Carnegie Foun" 
dation for the Advancement of Teaching has 
supplemented the much discussed bulletin 
mentioned above with a special report to 
President Thatcher regarding conditions found 
at M.A.C. 

$26,371 is the amount which the alumni must 
raise for the Physical Education Building Fund 
during the next four weeks if the alumni quota 
of $70,000 is to be reached by December 30, 
1929, thereby taking maximum advantage of 
the assurance of State assistance by matchinr 
subscriptions dollar for dollar. 

A total of $74,356 from all sources has been 
contributed toward the fund to date, of which 
amount $45,295 has been received in cash, 
leaving a balance of $29,061 in pledges. In 
order to assure the erection of a $350,000 build- 
ing, in accordance with the original plans, 
funds to the amount of at least $110,000 must 
come in from all sources within the next thirty 

Building Committee Confident 

Fifteen members of the Physical Education 
Building Committee met in Boston, November 
22, to discuss the situation and to receive re- 
ports on progress made. Confidence and deter- 
mination in the success of the project was the 
prevailing spirit among those present. Every 
effort of the committee is being put forth in all 
possible directions in an endeavor to complete 
the project during the next four weeks. A 
series of three letters has been sent to all 
alumni during the past month explaining care- 
fully the assurance of State aid and urging im- 
mediate support of the fund either by cash 
contributions or by pledge. 

Due to the fact that only such funds as are 
in the form of cash or legal contract pledges 
will be acceptable to the Commission on Ad- 
ministration and Finance for the purpose of 
securing the assistance offered by the State, 
the campaign is proceeding on that basis. 
Pledges to the fund are being made out payable 
thirty, sixty, or ninety days from the date of 
notice by 1 : ' " "ustees of the College that 
sufficient iunds are in sight to start the con- 
struction of the building. Pledges, therefore, 
should not be made out payable beyond ninety 
days of such a notice. Should the objective be 
attained by December 30, and application made 
for an appropriation by the State at this winter's 
session of the Legislature, pledges would be 
called about April 1, 1930 and would be payable 
on the date indicated thereon. April 1, 1930 is 
the earliest date that these pledges could be 
called. Under this plan no person need put 
money into this project until the construction 
of the building is assured, but all cash received 
is being placed in savings banks at five percent 
interest, a procedure which has already pro- 
vided a considerable income for the building 

While the need for adequate physical educa- 
tion facilities at M.A.C. has been a subject 
concerning which alumni and friends of the 
College have agreed for the past twenty years, 
there now comes the pointed condemnation of 
M.A.C.'s present equipment from none other 
than the Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- 

"From the field report on the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, made by our representative, 
a trained observer of wide experience in such 
matters, it appears that it was in effect his 
judgment, that 'with no gymnasium and make- 
shift locker and dressing rooms, little encourage- 
ment can be given to general and intramural 
athletics. Those participating can not be re- 
quired to change clothes and those who do 
change, including freshmen squads, change in a 
barnlike structure.' But 'regardless of the sad 
lack of apparatus and a gymnasium Professor 
Hicks has made progress. . . An effort is made 
to keep standards of scholarship and eligibility 
high.' In these judgments I concur. 

"I need not point out that serviceable and 
fairly adequate, but not luxurious, facilities are, 
in our judgment, necessary for the development 
of those intramural outdoor sports which 
should play an important part in the recreation 
and the informal education of undergraduates. 

"On April 17, 1929 a summary of information 
collected for our American athletic enquiry at 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College was 
sent to you confidentially, after careful con- 
sideration, in which it was stated that indoor 
facilities for athletics were 'entirely inadequate,' 
and that 'the problem is to get adequate facili- 
ties for physical education work, especially 
intramural athletics.' I believe that I am 
right in informing you that the facilities for 
indoor athletics and for dressing, bathing, etc. 
at the Massachusetts Agricultural College 'stand 
among the least adequate of any at the 112 
institutions of the United States and Canada 
visited for the athletic enquiry of the Carnegie 
Foundation. They certainly contrast sharply 
and unfavorably with those at many other state 

Coming from such a reliable source as the 
Carnegie Foundation, the above unbiased 
report adequately pictures M.A.C.'s physical 
education facilities as others see them. 

Every Dollar Contributed Before December 30 
Means Two for the New Building. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1929 


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1920 at the Postoffice at Amherst. Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3. 1879 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Kenneth A Salman '24 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Frederick Tuckerman '78 

Dr. Frederick Tuckerman 78, noted scholar 
investigator, author and alumnus of M.A.C, 
passed away suddenly at his home in Amherst, 
Mass., November 8, 1929, following a very 

"lorn in Greenfield, Mass., May 7, 1857, the 
son of Frederick G. and Hannah Jones Tucker- 
man, he attended St. Marks School, South- 
borough 1869-73; graduated from M.A.C. in 
the class of 1878; from Harvard Medical School 
in 1882; and did post-graduate work in the 
University of Berlin in 1882-83. From 1883-86 
he lectured on anatomy and physiology at 
MAC- was a fellow and lecturer at Clark 
University, Worcester, 1889-90, and pursued 
his studies in anatomy, history, and politics in 
the Royal College of Surgeons British Museum, 
Natural History Museum in London, and the 
Zoological Institutes of Berlin and Heidelberg 
in 1892-94, receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. at the 
latter university in 1894. He married Alice A. 
Cooper of Amherst in 1881, who with two 
daughters and two grandchildren survive him. 

Throughout his life, Dr. Tuckerman was 
greatly interested in community affairs and 
scientific organizations. He served Grace 
Church, Amherst, as clerk, vestryman, and of 
late as senior warden. He had been director in 
several local organizations including the Amherst 
Library Association, the Village Improvement 
Association, the Amherst planning board, and 
was vice-president and treasurer of the Amherst 
Academy Trustees, trustee of the Munson 
Memorial Library Fund, and director of the 
Amherst Historical Society and its librarian. 
He was a fellow and counselor of the Mass. 
Medical Society; fellow of the American Asso- 
ciation for the Advancement of Science; fellow, 
American Society of Naturalists and the Boston 
Society of Natural History; fellow of the Ameri- 
can Association of Anatomists, of the Jena 
Anatomischen Gesselschaft, and other medical 
and scientific societies here and abroad. 

Dr. Tuckerman wrote extensively for medical 
and scientific publications. He was an authority 
on the history of the White Mountains, Tucker- 
man's Ravine being named for his uncle, Edward 
Tuckerman, with whom, for many years, he 
climbed those mountains studying their heights 
and valleys together with their natural history. 
He was corresponding member of the Appa- 
lachian Mountain Club, author and compiler 
of "Thomas Cooper of London and his De- 
scendants," "The Royal Prerogative in Eng- 
land," "Diaries and Letters of Samuel Cooper, 
Esq."; the first general Catalog of M.A.C, in 
association with H. H. Goodell; and a co-editor 
of "The Life of Charles A. Goessmann." 

Dr. Tuckerman was unexcelled in his knowl- 
edge of the anatomy and physiology of the 
sense of taste. He was a tireless investigator of 
the microscopic studies of the papillae of taste 
in the tongue and examined these in more than 

five hundred species of mammals, the findings 
being published in natural history journals in 
Germany, England, and America. His expert 
knowledge of the sense of taste had its intel- 
lectual counterpart in a fine appreciation of 
what was true and exalted in literature, history, 
and politics. He had rare knowledge and in- 
sight into life and its varied activities, which 
made him an interesting and instructive con- 
versationalist. He had great capacity for 
friendship and was a delightful host, always 
glad to entertain his classmates and friends. 
The class of '78 sustains in his passing a poig- 
nant personal loss. 

David E. Baker, M.D. 78 

Edwin West Allen '85 

Edwin West Allen '85, who died suddenly at 
Chicago on November 11, spent his first three 
years after graduation, as assistant chemist in 
the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment 
Station. Inspired by the late Professors Goess- 
mann and Wellington to study abroad, he went 
to Germany in the summer of 1888 to continue 
his work in chemistry and received the degree 
of doctor of philosophy from the University of 
Gottingen in 1890. Returning to the United 
States in the summer of that year, he began work 
in the office of Experiment Stations at Wash- 
ington, first as assistant editor and later as 
editor of the Experiment Station Record. 

In 1893 he became assistant director of the 
office under the new director, Dr. A. C. True. 
The central office at Washington supervised 
the expenditure of federal funds and its approval 
was necessary for all scientific projects supported 
by these funds. Dr. Allen proved a tower of 
strength to his chief in this respect. He traveled 
over the country frequently, thus keeping in 
close touch with the personnel of each station 
and offering words of encouragement and advice 
both to administrators and investigators. On 
Dr. True's retirement in 1915, he became chief 
of the Office of Experiment Stations. ft- 

During his later years his work still further 
increased. He became chairman of important 
committees connected with the Association of 
Land Grant Colleges and Experiment Stations 
and was obliged to make numerous reports 
which called for much thought and study. He 
also gave many addresses before agricultural 
organizations and a few years since gave a 
series of lectures before the Graduate School of 
the United States Department of Agriculture. 

Dr. Allen was a fellow of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science, a 
member of Phi Kappa Phi and of Alpha Sigma 
Phi fraternities. He was executive secretary of 
the Commission on Country Life in 1908, a 
contributor to the American and International 
Year Book, editor for Agriculture and Agricul- 
tural Chemistry of the new International Ency- 
clopedia, and chairman of the editorial com- 
mittee for the Journal of Agricultural Research 
since 1926. He gave the commencement address 
at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 

Employment Opportunities 

The Bulletin again calls to the attention of 
alumni the employment service which is now 
available to all alumni of the College. The 
following are brief descriptions of typical em- 
ployment opportunities which have recently 
been received at the office of Mr. Emory E. 
Grayson '17, director of placement service, 
South College, M.A.C. Anyone interested 
should communicate with Mr. Grayson. 

1. Wanted — A young college graduate to 
work in a sugar factory in Cuba. Must be 
congenial and a good worker. Salary about 
$125 per month and found. 

2. Wanted — A young man with a good 
grounding in poultry husbandry to supervise a 
trap nest association. Must be accurate in 
record work, thorough and painstaking. Start- 
ing salary about $1400 per annum. Position 
has possibilities and salary will increase. 


78 Dr. Charles S. Howe to Mrs. Ida E. 
Puffer, September 14, 1929, at Providence, R.I. 

'19 William F. Glavin to Miss Ruth E. 
Jenkins, October 2, 1929, at Durham, N. H. 

'24 Gordon P. Percival to Miss Catherine 
E. Paige, June 22, 1929 at Weare, N. H. 

'25 David Moxon to Miss Laura Emilie 
Lyman, November 25, 1929, at Amherst, Mass. 

'26 John Tulenko to Miss Ann Bagdus, 
October 21, 1929, at Holyoke, Mass. 

'27 Max Bovamick to Miss Lillian B. 
Kolpack, September 1, 1929, at Roxbury, Mass. 

sp'17 John H. Burt to Miss Dorothy D. 
Muir, September 7, 1929, at Arlington, Mass. 


'13 A daughter, Caroline Dunbar, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Benjamin W. Ellis, October 26, 1929, 
at Storrs, Conn. 

'22 A daughter, Janet Elizabeth, to Rev. 
and Mrs. Francis Tucker, July 2, 1929, at 
Inhambane, Portuguese East Africa. 

'13 A son, Purdy Colebrook, to Mr. and 
Mrs. S. Miller Jordan, June 8, 1929 at High- 
land Park, 111. 

'26 A son, Alan Thatcher, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Elmer E. Barber, June 19, 1929 at Norwood, 

$3,000 Giit for Scholarship 

A gift of $3000, made by the Massachusetts 
State Federation of Women's Clubs, was re- 
cently presented to the College for the purpose 
of establishing a scholarship for women stu- 
dents in art as applied to living. The occasion 
of the presentation of this fund was the dedi- 
cation of the new home economics practice 
house for women. Mrs. A. D. Potter of Green- 
field made the presentation. 

The scholarship is made in memory of Miss 
Helen A. Whittier, a former president of the 
State Federation. The income from the gift 
will provide for the scholarship to be awarded 
to women students in household economics. 

June, 1925. In 1928 the University of Missouri 
conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. 

Dr. Allen 'was a man of the highest ideals. 
He made a host of friends, especially among the 
scientific workers in agriculture, all over the 
country. Himself a thorough scientist, he en- 
deavored to inspire in the numerous investi- 
gators with whom he came in constant contact, 
the very highest ideals in agricultural research. 
He was a master of English, of which his many 
editorials in the Experiment Station Record 
and his scientific writings give abundant evi- 
dence. His Alma Mater may well be proud of 
a most distinguished son. All who knew him 
respected and loved him. His passing in the 
full maturity of his powers is a distinct loss to 
the country and to all who had the rare privilege 
of knowing him. 

J. B. Lindsey '83 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1929 



The varsity football team hammered out a 
19 to 13 victory over Worcester Tech on Oct. 
26 with sporadic bits of brilliant play livening a 
game that in many ways showed little improve- 
ment. Elfert's brilliant sixty-yard run for a 
touchdown on a pass from Holmberg brought 
the Aggie stands to their feet as he demonstrated 
his ability as a broken field runner. Other 
bright spots of the game were the completion of 
several forward passes. A large group of alumni 
attended the game to encourage the wearers of 
the maroon and white. 

No one who saw the State team go down to 
defeat at the hands of Amherst on November 2, 
left the field dissatisfied with the brand of foot- 
ball displayed. Until the last quarter the line 
functioned perfectly, blocking up all the holes 
from end to end and furnishing openings on the 
offense. Although, when the whistle blew at the 
close of the first half, Amherst was six inches 
from the M.A.C. goal, the first score was not 
tallied until the final quarter when a tired 
maroon and white eleven was unable to outplay 
the fresh material sent on the field by Amherst. 
The game ended with 13 hard earned points 
credited to Amherst. 

On November 9 Springfield was victorious by 
the same score in a game punctuated by several 
long runs by Neilson of Springfield. The Bay 
State team, with most of its first string players 
on the bench or attending the Amherst-Tufts 
contest, played a scrappy game, but could not 
get within scoring distance and had a hard job 
stopping Springfield's offence which was ad- 
mittedly not at its peak of power. 

In the final game of the season on Alumni 
Field, November 23, Tufts was unable to break 
down the sterling defense of the M.A.C. eleven, 
but was sufficiently strong to prevent the 
diminutive maroon and white backs from 
breaking through for a score. The Brown, 
Ellert, Holmberg, and Bond combination gained 
more yardage than did the visiting ball carriers, 
but to no avail, due chiefly to the slippery con- 
dition of a slightly thawed playing field, which 
handicapped the usual clever broken field 
running of this quartet. 

Twice Tufts was within scoring distance of 
M.A.C.'s goal line, but was turned back each 
time by the fighting Aggie forwards, among 
whom Captain Mann, Brackley, and Foskett 
shone. Hence the game ended on Tufts 29 
yard line in a to tie, with M.A.C. on a march 
goalward. This is the first scoreless tie which 
Tufts has suffered in three years. 

A brief summary of M.A.C.'s 1929 gridiron 
season/tehows three victories, namely, over 
Bates, Norwich and Worcester; four defeats at 
the hands of Bowdoin, Middlebury, Amherst, 
and Springfield; and a no score contest with 
Tufts. The maroon and white team scored a 
total of 56 points against S3 for its opponents. 
The facts represent a very creditable showing 
for both the players and coaches, McGeoch and 
Gore, when it is considered that the team was 
considerably less experienced and certainly the 
lightest in weight of any of its opponents. Six- 
teen of the twenty-four members of the squad 
played one year or less in high or preparatory 
school before entering College, while nine of 
this number did not play at all. Aggie's scamper- 
ing quartet composed of Brown, Ellert, Holm- 
berg, and Bond rated the smallest in stature 
and lightest of any backfield among eastern 
college elevens. Their average height is 5 feet 
5j inches and average weight 147§ pounds. 

Cross Country 

The cross-country season just completed 
averages about the same as last season with two 
dual meets won, one dual meet lost and second 
place in a triangular meet. On October 26 the 

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Dr. Charles S. Gibbs of Michigan State 
College has been appointed to fill the position 
of assistant research professor in veterinary 
science which was made vacant by the resig- 
nation of Dr. Norman J. Pyle a short time ago. 
Dr. Gibbs is a graduate of Bates College and 
received his master's degree and doctor of 
philosophy degrees at Yale. He has served six 
years at the University of Nanking, China, and 
two at Michigan. 

Dr. Kenneth L. Bullis has taken up his 
duties as assistant veterinary pathologist, suc- 
ceeding Dr. Ellmore F. Sanders. Dr. Bullis is 
a graduate of Iowa State College and for the 
past year has been in quarantine work for the 
department of agriculture in the State of 

Miss M. C. Hughes of New Bedford has been 
appointed to succeed Miss Barton as laboratory 
assistant in pomology. Miss Hughes studied at 
Boston University. 

The position of director of the Northeastern 
Forest Experiment Station with headquarters 
at M.A.C. has been accepted by Edward Behre 
of Pelham, for many years a member of the 
station staff. Mr. Behre will fill the vacancy 
caused by the resignation of Dr. J. S. Boyce 
who is now at the Sheffield Scientific School, 
Yale University. 

The appointment of Karl S. Bradford, major 
of cavalry, as professor of military science and 
tactics and head of that department at M.A.C. 
has been announced in special orders from the 
War Department. Major Bradford will succeed 
Major N. Butler Briscoe, who has been in 
charge of military training at M.A.C. during 
the past four years. Major Briscoe will remain 
at the College until June 1930. 

The annual faculty banquet was held on the 
campus November 4 at which over 250 members 
including wives, were present. The events of 
the evening included a dinner at Draper Hall, 
followed by selections by the faculty quartet 
and the presentation of a one-act play "Sar- 
dines" by a group of local dramatists. 


The undergraduates, under the leadership of 
the student Senate, Adelphia and the inter- 
fraternity conference, are carrying on an in- 
tensive campaign on the campus in behalf of 
the Physical Education Building Fund. Com- 
petition between the several fraternities to 
secure the largest percentage of contributors 
has been promoted. A daily pep sheet showing 
the progress of the campus campaign is issued 
by the student committee, and on Nov. 23 a 
building campaign supper and campaign rally 
was held in Draper Hall at which Charles H. 
Gould '16, president of the Associate Alumni, 
was one of the principal speakers. 

The M.A.C. horticultural department was 
well rewarded for the special efforts it made 
this year to have an attractive flower and fruit 
show in French Hall. Over 2000 visitors at- 
tended the exhibition. Contestants from all 
over the eastern part of the country were 
entered in the competitions. 

Returning, in a measure, the hospitality ex- 
tended by the Tufts students at Medford last 
year, a joint football banquet, which was 
attended by both rival elevens took place at 
Northampton, November 22, the evening before 
the game. 

The M.A.C. :Tufts Informal held in the Drill 
Hall, Saturday, November 23, following the 
Tufts game was a fitting climax to a good foot- 
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Musical Clubs 

The Bay State Entertainers are rapidly 
working into shape a varied program which 
will be ready for off-campus presentation 
shortly after the Thanksgiving recess. Those 
interested in engaging the services of this 
group for local entertainments should address 
communications at an early date to The Mana- 
ger, Bay State Entertainers, M.A.C, Amherst, 

Prof. Miles H. Cubbon and his M.A.C. 
student orchestra of twenty pieces took the 
alumni and the public by surprise by the excell- 
ence of their performance over the radio through 
station WBZ at Springfield, World Aggie Night, 
November 15. In contrast to the usual music 
prevalent among orchestra made up of college 
students, the M.A.C. group demonstrated its 
ability to interpret such numbers as Sullivan's 
''Operatic Gems" and the "Northwind March," 
a composition by Chambers. 

The M.A.C. Glee Club quartet composed of 
Lucien W. Dean of Millis, Allen L. West of 
Springfield, R. C. Tetro of Willimasburg, and 
Kenneth E. Hodge of Monson; assisted at the 
piano by Otis E. Hanslick of Somerville, par- 
ticipated in the radio program with campus 
songs. Herbert S. Vaughn of Attleboro, trumpet 
soloist, and James S. Klar of Springfield, 
accordian soloist, also added much to the pro- 
gram with a duet_arrangement of the "Pagan 
Love Song." 

Following the radio hour the entire group 
adjourned to the Highland Hotel, Springfield, 
where the alumni of Hampden County were 
celebrating World Aggie Night. There they 
entertained and were entertained. 

The night following World Aggie Night, 
November 16, five members of the Glee Club 
Orchestra went to Stow, Mass., where they 
furnished music for the annual gathering of the 
alumni of Middlesex County. 


Although the varsity season does not actually 
begin until the start of the winter term, the 
M.A.C. Debating Society is quite active on the 
campus. Already, in addition to frequent prac- 
tice debates, a public intramural debate has 
been held. On the evening of November 7 the 
following proposition was debated before a 
small but interested audience at Memorial 
Hall: Resolved, that the name of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College be changed to the 
Massachusetts State College. The affirmative 
case was presented by Henry Jensen '30 of 
Jamaica Plain, and William Fisher '32 of Mt. 
Ephraim, N. J.; the negative case was presented 
by Arthur Pyle '30 of Plymouth, and Theodore 
Marcus '30 of Roxbury. The debate was con- 
ducted under the modified Oxford plan, with 
each speaker having sixteen minutes at his 
disposal, the decision resting with the audience. 
Lewis M. Lynds '30 of Taunton, chairman of 
the debate, pointed out its value by means of 
which it was hoped that the students would get 
a clear understanding of the main issues in- 
volved in what is a rather complex problem. 

Under the leadership of Theodore Marcus, 
the society is planning another intramural 
debate in the near future on the proposition: 
Resolved, that intercollegiate athletics be 
abolished. Members of the society are at 
present investigating the question and working 
out effective cases. 

Judging Teams 

At the national contest in judging dairy 
products held in St. Louis, October 15, Osman 
Babson '30 of Gloucester, Charles F. Frame 
'30 of Rockland, and Theodore Marcus '30 of 
Roxbury, who represented M.A.C, although 
failing to win major honors, made a creditable 
showing. In all there were forty-five individual 
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harriers lost to Worcester Tech 24-31 for the 
first time in many years. The string of victories 
over Boston University remained unbroken 
when a score of 26-29 was made in the meet at 
M.A.C. on November 8. The team has been 
handicapped by an unusually large number of 
injuries in the form of pulled muscles and 
strains. "Red" Crawford '32 of Waverley, 
Mass., undoubtedly holds first place on the 
team, turning in a record of two first, two 
seconds and a placing of 22nd in the New 
England Intercollegiate meet as his contribu- 
tion for the season. 


Candidates for basketball have been called 
out to start a season in which the novelty of 
having a player-coach will be tried. Captain 
Ellert '30 of Holyoke.'who has been a regular 
since his sophomore year and was captain last 
season, is to direct the team from the floor; 
while "Kid" Gore '13 will act as advisory coach. 
The usual difficult schedule has been arranged 
although Harvard, which took a drubbing last 
season, does not appear. 


^The M.A.C. Yellowjackets, the informal 
soccer team organized at M.A.C. this fall after 
losing games to Hopkins Academy and Deerfield 
Academy came to its own November 5 with a 
1 to victory over Easthampton High. 

The interfraternity soccer competitions closed 
November 5, with a victory for Lambda Chi 
Alpha over Kappa Epsilon, by the score of 1 
to 0. Lambda Chi Alpha will receive a trophy 
given by the interfraternity conference. Much 
interest has been shown this fall in this sport 
which is comparatively new at M.A.C, as 
shown by the improvement in play and' the 
closeness of scores. The fraternity games were 
all played during the early evening hours under 
the flood lights on the lower level of Alumni 


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ball season for M.A.C. and a tribute to the 
real sprit of friendly rivalry which began in 
1886, between two colleges. Many Tufts visitors 
attended the affair. 

Professor Frank A. Waugh, continuing his 
custom of many years, has arranged for an 
interesting series of exhibits to be placed in the 
recreation room in Memorial Hall. 


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James Roswell Blair '89 

James Roswell Blair, prominent alumnus of 
the College and member of the class of 1889, 
died at the Deaconess Hospital, Longwood, 
Mass., November 4, 1929, after an operation 
from which he failed to rally. He had been 
confined in the hospital since last July. 

Mr. Blair was born in Warren, Mass., August 
30, 1868, received his early education there and 
entered M.A.C. with the class of 1889. Im- 
mediately following his graduation he entered 
the employ of the C. Brigham Milk Co., Cam- 

wl ge ' . ln which city he also made his home. 
When the Brigham Company sold out Mr. Blair 
continued his work with the Whiting Milk Co., 
being general manager of the latter firm at the 
time of his death. 

His record of forty years in the milk business 
in Boston and vicinity is outstanding as an 
achievement in itself, yet, he managed to find 
time to carry on a model dairy at his birthplace 
at Warren. He practiced taxidermy as a hobby 
and was regarded as an authority on owls. 

In 1928 he was designated by the then Gov. 
nr , t0 re P resent th e Commonwealth at the 
Worlds Fair Congress in London, where he 
also served the Whiting Milk Company. 

In 1890 Mr. Blair was married to Hattie F. 
f u ™ on ' who survives him. He was a member 
of Mt. Lebanon Lodge, A. F. & A. M.. Boston 
Council, St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, 
Boston Commandery, K. T., and the 6. T. V 

Jose Maria Herrero '90 

Word has been received of the death of Jose 
Maria Herrero, M.A.C. '90, at Havana, Cuba, 
due to a sudden heart attack. 

The second annual poultry breeders school 
was held at the College, November 14 to 16. 
The school was conducted under the direction 
of Prof. John C. Graham, head "of the poultry 
department at M.A.C. About 100 poultry 
breeders and others interested in poultry hus- 
bandry were in attendance. 

The Boston Chambers Orchestra of fifteen 
pieces from the Boston Symphony, under the 
conductorship of Nicolas Slominsky, opened the 
Social Union series of entertainments in Bowker 
Auditorium, November 17. Gertrude Ehrhardt, 
soprano, appeared as soloist. The program was 
well received by the undergraduates and mem- 
bers of the faculty. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment 
Station recently exported a flock of 360 pedi- 
greed birds to the Russian Experiment Station 
at Moscow. The price paid for the birds was 
$4200. A small shipment was also sent to the 
American Baptist Mission School at Rangoon, 
Burma, India. 

Born at Matanzas, Cuba, August 26, 1866, 
Mr. Herrero completed his preparatory edu- 
cation at Jovellanos, Cuba, and entered M.A.C. 
in the fall of 1886 with the class of 1890. He 
was one of the few Spanish-Cubans to come to 
M.A.C. While an undergraduate he dis- 
tinguished himself in athletics, particularly 
football, being captain of varsity team during 
the fall of 1889. He was also a prominent mem- 
ber of the musical clubs and a member of the 
old D.G.K. fraternity. 

Shortly after graduation he entered the sugar 
business in Cuba and from 1895 to 1898 he 
served as a quartermaster in the Spanish Army, 
where his military training received at M.A.C. 
assisted him. In 1898 he joined the editorial 
staff of the Diario de la Marina, a leading 
Spanish-language newspaper of Havana main- 
taining his connection with that paper until his 
death, a period of over thirty years. The 
Havana Post speaks of him as "one of the oldest 
and most brilliant newspaper men in Cuba." 

Mr. Herrero has taken a prominent part in 
the progress of Cuba, particularly in the news- 
paper and agricultural fields. At the time of 
his death he was assistant chief of the bureau 
of information of the department of agriculture 
and private secretary to Dr. Jose I. Rivero, 
director of the Diario de la Marina. He was 
also a charter member of the Association of 
Reporters of Havana. During the administra- 
tion of the late Gen. Jose Miguel Gomes he was 
appointed assistant chief of the bureau of in- 
formation in the department of agriculture, 
where he took an active part in the propoganda 
carried on in the United States by this bureau 
for the encouragement of the investment of 
capital for the general development of the 
natural resources of the island. 

Mrs. Herrero survives him. 

William R. Hart 

The many friends and former students of 
William R. Hart, former professor and head of 
the department of agricultural education, were 
grieved to learn of his death at Santa Barbara, 
California, on Saturday, October 19, 1929. 

Professor Hart was born in Green County, 
Pennsylvania, March 31, 1853. From the age 
of two years, when his parents moved to Iowa, 


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contestants, who made up the teams from fifteen 
state colleges. The M.A.C. team finished sixth 
in judging all products. The team was coached 
by assistant professor M. J. Mack, and Mr. H. 
G. Lindquist, M.A.C. '22. 

On October 11, the dairy cattle judging team, 
consisting of W. A. Ames '30 of Falmouth, 
L. M. Shepard '31 of West Boylston, and F. A. 
Skogsberg '30 of Worcester, competed in the 
intercollegiate judging contest at the National 
Dairy Show. Teams from twenty-seven other 
institutions took part in this contest. The 
Massachusetts team coached by Professor V. 
A. Rice placed eighteenth. 

The Index 

The preliminary work on the 1931 Index, the 
sixtieth volume of the College annual, is well 
underway. The photographic work is practi- 
cally completed and the 1931 board is making 
every effort to make the book one of particular 
value to possess. An attempt will be made to 
include within its pages the internal growth of 
the College, the history and development of 
various campus societies and organizations as 
well as athletics and other extra-curricula 
activities since 1871, the date of the first volume. 

The book is to be dedicated to Professor 
Frank Prentice Rand of the English department, 
whose interest and service has been responsible 
for the success of so many student activities. 

H. Daniel Darling of Allston is editor-in- 
chief and Wynton R. Dangelmayer of Waltham 
is business manager of the annual. 

he was a pioneer. As a farm boy he received 
his early education in the country schools of 
that young prairie state. He attended Howe's 
Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and then ma- 
triculated for two years, 1879-80, at Iowa 
Wesleyan University and Iowa State Law 
School. His long career as a teacher began in 
the territory beyond the extremities of the 
railroads, which were then reaching westward. 
From 1884 to 1894 he was a teacher and super- 
intendent of schools in Nebraska. While an 
assistant in psychology at the University of 
Nebraska, 1895-96, he carried on graduate 
studies, and served as a fellow in education 
there from 1898 to 1901. He received an L.LB 
degree from the Iowa State Law School, and 
the degrees of A.B. and A.M. from the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska. 

The next seven years Mr. Hart spent as a 
professor of psychology and education at the 
Nebraska State Normal School at Peru, Nebr., 
coming to M.A.C. in 1907 at the call of former 
President Butterfield. During his long period 
of service at the College, Professor Hart not 
only built up a strong agricultural education 
department, but he exerted a wise and im- 
portant influence upon the teaching of agri- 
culture in the secondary schools of the State, 
both by direct service and counsel and indirectly 
through his students. He was a pioneer in 
boys' and girls' club work in Massachusetts. 
He enjoyed working with young people because 
he understood better than most teachers the 
psychology and mental growth of youth. 

At 70 years of age, under the State retirement 
law, Professor Hart retired in 1923 and moved 
to Santa Barbara, Calif., the following year. 
There he accepted his retirement, figuratively 
speaking only as might be expected of one whose 
mind and body were still so active. He became 
immediately identified with the cultural life of 
the city. He was prominent in Masonic circles, 
garden club work and church affairs. 

In June 1927 he was elected a member of the 
school board at Santa Barbara, where he used 
his influence in bringing about the co-operation 
of the city and the public schools in establish- 
ing a playground system. He also believed that 
there should be a closer relation between the 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1929 

Dr. Charles S. Plumb '82 

Honored by France 

Dr. Charles S. Plumb, M.A.C. '82, the first 
alumnus of the College to have been granted 
an honorary degree from his Alma Mater, has 
been honored by a foreign government as has 
perhaps no other graduate of the College for 
agricultural achievement. Dr. Plumb recently 
received the distinct honor of being designated 
by the French government a Chevalier du 
Merite Agricole, a certificate of which has come 
to him through the French consul at Chicago. 
It is given, the announcement reads, in recog- 
nition of the services which he has rendered in 
the field of scientific agriculture. His friends, 
the alumni and M.A.C. are happy to know that 
these services are known and appreciated in 
other lands than his own. 

Dr. Plumb has been a member of the faculty 
at Ohio State University since 1902. He has 
centered his interest during the past few years 
on the animal husbandry side of agricultural 
operations, although the whole field of agricul- 
ture has had his sympathetic co-operation. 

At M.A.C. 's commencement exercises last 
June, Dr. Plumb was the recipient of the 
second honorary degree ever granted by the 
College and the first to an alumnus, when the 
Sc.D. degree was conferred upon him by Presi- 
dent Thatcher. Leaders in agricultural investi- 
gation and instruction in the United States 
have known and have thoroughly appreciated 
Dr. Plumb's work in their lines of endeavor, 
and they now know through the conferring of 
this new honor that his fame has spread beyond 
the Atlantic. 

William R. Hart 

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alumni and the schools and that public recog- 
nition should be given the graduates of the 
public schools. His efforts in these directions 
brought unusual success. 

As an author, Professor Hart attained a con- 
siderable reputation; his most important publi- 
cations being "Elementary Agriculture in the 
Grades," "The Redirection of the Rural School," 
"Science in the Small High Schools," "Corn 
Clubs and Recreation," "Rural Education from 
the Standpoint of the Agricultural College," 
and "The Training of Teachers of Agriculture 
under the Apprentice System." The Boston 
Transcript once said of Professor Hart that 
"his writings and methods have influenced 
tremendously the more natural methods of 
teaching that have been generally accepted in 
the lower grades." 

Professor Hart is survived by his wife and a 
brother, both of whom reside in California. 

John C. McNutt 

John C. McNutt, head of the department of 
animal husbandry at the University of New 
Hampshire and former head of that depart- 
ment at M.A.C, passed away suddenly of 
heart failure, October 13, 1929, at Durham, 
N. H. 

Professor McNutt was born at Ashtabula, 
Ohio, July 1881. He received his college edu- 
cation at Ohio State University, from which 
institution he was graduated in 1907. From 
1907 to 1910 he was connected with New 
Hampshire University, where he was advanced 
to an associate professorship. From 1910 to 
1916 he served as professor of animal husbandry 
and dairying at the North Carolina A. and M. 
College. During the next four years he was 
professor and head of the department of animal 
husbandry at M.A.C, where he made many 
friends among faculty and students alike. 

In 1920 he became eastern field representative 
of the American Shorthorn Association, in 
which position he had an opportunity to travel 
extensively through Europe. In 1921 he re- 
turned to the position at the University of New 
Hampshire which he held at the time of his 



Robert A. Cooley, graduate of M.A.C. in the 
class of 1895, now professor of entomology at 
Montana State College at Bozeman, Montana, 
and internationally known for his investigations 
on wood ticks and their parasites, has resigned 
his position as head of the department of ento- 
mology at that college and, at the same time, 
his duties as experiment station entomologist, 
state entomologist of Montana, and secretary 
of the State Board of Entomology. The resig- 
nation, announced recently by President Alfred 
Atkinson of the State College, goes into effect 
on January 1, 1930. 

Prof. R. A. Cooley resigns his executive 
positions in order to continue work here as 
research professor in entomology and as ento- 
mologist in the State Board of Entomology. 
While this change will effect his release from 
executive duties Professor Cooley will devote 
more attention to the discovery of tick parasites 
in foreign countries and to their possible use in 
controlling the spotted fever tick in the north- 
west, problems to which he has been giving 
special attention during the past two years. 
Last spring he returned from a trip to Africa, 
where he had been gathering tick parasites. 
The importance of the tick parasite work has 
so impressed Professor Cooley that, upon his 
recent return from Africa, he requested release 
from his college executive position in order to 
give more time to research. 

On Faculty Thirty Years 

Professor Cooley has been on the Montana 
State College faculty for thirty years and in 
that time has built up an outstanding course in 
entomology. Starting without equipment there, 
he has in thirty years brought one of the best 
entomological collections of the western United 
States to Bozeman, a collection of more than 
100,000 specimens; has made possible a good 
library for both undergraduate and post- 
graduate students, has seen his work housed in 
one of the finest of the college's new buildings 
and has turned out graduates who have gained 
fame in this and foreign countries. 

Professor Cooley is a graduate of Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, class of 1895, where 
he studied entomology under Dr. Charles H. 
Fernald, pioneer entomologist in this country. 
In Montana he has been secretary of the State 
Board of Entomology since 1913 and state 
entomologist since 1903. He is a fellow in the 
American Association for the Advancement of 
Science, fellow in the Entomological Society of 
America and an ex-president of the American 
Association of Economic Entomologists. At 
Montana State College he has been chairman 
of the science faculty for the past twelve years 
and chairman of the graduate studies committee 
for the past ten years. 

Montana Head Lauds Work 

"Professor Cooley's change of duties here will 
only serve to increase his usefulness to the 
State of Montana and the Northwest," said 
President Atkinson, commenting on the resig- 
nation. "Since coming to Montana, Professor 
Cooley has realized the demand for western 
men of originality and energy who are care- 
fully trained in entomology and his graduates 
now number many men of international repu- 
tation. It is a unique record for his depart- 
ment that almost every student graduated in 
the past twenty years is pursuing his profession 
of entomology and, in a majority of cases, 
holding an important position. One cannot 
express regret at Professor Cooley's resignation, 
for he remains in our faculty with his work so 
rearranged that he can but add to his already 
fine record of service to the Pacific Northwest." 


Phi Kappa Phi Awards 

Fred W. Jones, M.A.C. '30, of Otis, Mass., 
has been awarded the $100 Phi Kappa Phi 
scholarship for the college year 1929-30. This 
award is made by the M.A.C chapter of this 
national honorary scholarship fraternity to a 
member of the senior class in recognition of out- 
standing scholastic achievement. Since the 
society is just concluding a successful drive 
among its members to endow this scholarship, 
it is probable that hereafter the award will be 
made annually. Professor Charles H. Patterson, 
president of the local chapter, made the award 
at the annual Phi Kappa Phi assembly, Nov. 
21. Mr. Waldo L. Cook, editor of the Springfield 
Republican was the society's speaker for the 
day. New members initiated into the local 
chapter are: Harold V. Campbell of Leyden, 
Fred W. Jones of Otis, Winthrop W. Ames of 
Falmouth, Mass., and Isabel E. Morgan of 
Schenectady, N. Y., all of the class of 1930. In 
recognition of his excellent scholastic record the 
late John B. Howard of Reading, Mass., who 
died last spring from injuries received in a fall, 
was elected posthumously to the society. 

The M.A.C. Radio Forum, WBZ 

Every Monday evening beginning at 5.45 
p. m. during the winter and spring month's 
through April 28, the M.A.C. Extension Ser- 
vice is broadcasting a series of radio talks from 
stations WBZ and WBZA, the Westinghouse 
stations at Springfield and Boston, Mass. The 
schedule of these talks, called "M.A.C. 
Forums," call for the discussion in an enter- 
taining, yet instructive manner, of such topici 
as poultry, animal husbandry and horticulture. 
William R. Cole w'02, extension specialist in 
horticultural manufactures and secretary of the 
Mass. Fruit Growers' Association has charge of 
the programs. The speakers include members 
of various departments of the College. 

0. T. V. and Alma Sigma Phi 
Hold Anniversary Reunions 

Q.T.V., the oldest fraternity on the campus, 
celebrating its sixtieth anniversary, and Alpha 
Sigma Phi, holds its fiftieth reunion in honor of 
the founding of the College Shakesperian Club, 
brought many alumni of these two organiza- 
tions to the campus on November 2. 

At the Q.T.V. celebration about 100 alumni 
and undergraduates were present, including 
representatives from 28 classes. The gahtering 
was addressed in the Goessmann Auditorium 
by Frank O. Williams '90 and Stewart P. 
Batchelder '19 of Sunderland, Mass., William 
R. Cole w'02 of Amherst, President Roscoe W. 
Thatcher and Herman Magnuson '30 of Man- 
chester, Mass. To commemorate the founding 
of the fraternity, May 12, 1869, a suitably in- 
scribed bronze tablet was unveiled on the east 
wall of South College by Mary Louise Clark, 
daughter of Clarence F. '22 and Frances 
Martin Clark '23 of Sunderland. In the 
evening the entire group gathered at the fra- 
ternity house where a buffet supper and social 
program was enjoyed. . 

There were 60 members present at the Alpha 
Sigma Phi reunion and celebration, including 
40 alumni from 31 classes. The present Gamma 
Chapter of the fraternity was formed from the 
old College Shakesperian Club in 1913, the 
latter being organized at M.A.C, September 
20, 1879. Samuel C. Damon '82 of Kingston, 
R. I., and Edgar A. Bishop '83 of Peterborough, 
N. H., two of the founders of the C.S.C, and 
Dr. Joel E. Goldthwaite '85 of Boston were 
among the prominent alumni who attended. 
The speakers at the event were Dr. Claude F. 
Walker '94 of Brooklyn, N. Y., Harry Nissen 
'14 of Boston, John J. Maginnis '18 of Wor- 
cester, Edwin F. Gaskell '06 of Amherst, 
Vincent J. Riley '30 of Somerset, Dr. Joel E. 
Goldthwaite '85, and A. Vernon Brown, national 
secretary of the fraternity. The event termi- 
nated with a banquet at the Lord Jeffrey Inn. 

e ]V . spaci u elts Agricultural Tolkge Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1929 


'83 Samuel M, Holman, real estate and in- 
surance broker of Attleboro, Mass., demon- 
strated his remarkable ability with a firearm 
last summer when he turned in an average of 
96 percent for three strings in a skeet shoot 
held at the Fo.vboro Fish and Game Club, 
Foxboro, Mass. At the age of 68 he is one of 
the 80 men in the United States who have been 
able to make 25 straight hits in skeer. shooting 
w'87 Joseph Martin, former member of the 
State Legislature, is now chairman of the board 
of selectmen for the town of Marblehead and 
as such took a prominent part in that town's 
celebration of its 300th anniversary, June 20 to 
September 2, 1929. Mr. Martin is a prominent 
realtor and auctioneer. 

'90 Frederick W. Mossman writes that "in 
spite of hurricanes, booms and the Mediter- 
ranean Fly, we still think there is no place like 
Florida." Mr. Mossman is in the furniture 
upholstering business, Lakeland, Florida. 

'92 Dr. Jewell B. Knight, now a member of 
the staff at Harvard University, has recently 
been doing an important work in Nicaragua as 
a representative of the Tropical Plant Research 
Foundation, where he has been preparing a plan 
for an agricultural school and experiment station 
which the government of Nicaragua proposes to 
establish. At one time Dr. Knight was connected 
jrith the agricultural college at Poona, India. 

'93 Dr. Henry F. Staples, of Cleveland, Ohio, 
was a delegate for the American Institute of 
Homeopathy last summer, in which capacity 
he visited the medical profession in England, 
Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and 

'94 Dr. Theodore S. Bacon of Springfield, 
Mass., was made a fellow of the College of 
American Physicians at the last meeting of that 

'94 Charles P. Lounsbury reports that he 
had the pleasure of helping to entertain former 
President and Mrs. Kenyon L. Butterfield at 
Pretoria, South Africa, ' last spring, and that 
while visiting Portuguese East Africa in July 
met Rev. Julian S. Rea, M.A.C. '19 and Rev. 
Francis S. Tucker, M.A.C. '22, who are Ameri- 
can missionaries there. 

'95 As contractor's representative and con- 
struction engineer, Henry W. Lewis has done 
engineering and construction work in Cuba, 
Panama, Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil, and 
Argentina, and has visited Costa Rica, Guata- 
mala, Porto Rico and Trinidad. He is connected 
with the Dwight P. Robinson Co., and associ- 
ated firms of New York City. 

'97 George A. Drew, former head of Conyer's 
Fruit Farm, Greenwich, Conn., is now operating 
the Drew Fruit Farms at Westford, Mass. 

'00 Arthur F. Frost holds an important 
position as assistant designing engineer with 
the board of trarisporation of New York City. 

'00 Mark H. Munson is a salesman for the 
Munson Supply Co., 110 Pearl Street, Buffalo, 
N. Y. V.:- • 

'01 Alexander C. Wilson is an engineer for 
the territorial public works department and 
board of harbor commission, Honolulu, T. H. 

w'Of '" Cyrus W. Jones, who at one time taught 
in the U- S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. r 
and in Noble and Greenough's School for Boys, 
Boston, 'Mass., is now a teacher in the English 
department, Technical High School, Springfield, 
Mass. ' 

w'01 C. Wihthrop Jones is a representative 
for Watkins Bros., Inc., of Manchester, Conn., 
dealers in rugs and furniture. He resides at 11 
Plymouth Rd., West Hartford, Conn. 

'02 Edward B. Saunders is general manager 
for the New England By- Products Corporation, 
with headquarters at 20 West St., Lawrence, 

'03 Dr. William E. Tottingham, professor 
of agricultural chemistry at the University of 
Wisconsin, is chairman of the Wisconsin section 
of the American Chemical Society for the 
Current year. He was also honored recently 


January 8-10, 1930 

Union Agricultural Meetings, 
Worcester, Mass. 
January 16, 1930 

New York Mid-Winter Alumni Meet- 
ing, Powers Hotel, Rochester, N. Y. 
at 6:30 p. m. This comes on the 
second night of the N. Y. State 
Horticultural Society Meetings. 

with a fellowship by the National Research 
Council for an investigation of the relation of 
light to nitrate assimilations in wheat. 

'04 John W. Gregg, one time diamond star 
on Aggie ball clubs and now professor of land- 
scape architecture at the University of Cali- 
fornia, is still playing the national pastime in 
the Inter-Service League at Berkeley, Calif., 
with the Berkeley Rotary Club. 

'04 Sidney B. Haskell, former director of 
the Mass. Agri. Exp. Station, is now vice- 
president of the Synthetic Nitrogen Products 
Corp., New York City. 

'04 Fred F. Henshaw, after 23 years of 
service with the U. S. Geological Survey, has 
been promoted to senior engineer on the staff 
of the Federal Power Commission, Washington, 
D. C. 

'05 Miss Esther C. Cushman is now cus- 
todian of the valuable Lincoln collection, Brown 
University Library, Providence, R. I. 

'06 William H. Craighead has a new posi- 
tion as teacher and agricultural director at 
Christiansburg Institute, Cambria, Va. 

'06 J. Edward Martin is managing editor of 
The California Lumber Merchant, Inc., the only 
retail lumber journal published on the Pacific 

'06 Charles A. Tirrell, landscape architect 
and engineer, is superintendent of the Clarendon 
Hills Cemetery, Hinsdale, Illinois. He resides 
at 4612 Prospect Ave., Downers Grove, III. 

'06 Frank H. Kennedy, city chemist at 
Brockton, Mass., was a recent visitor in the 
Alumni Office. It was his first visit to the 
campus in about twenty years. 

'06 Louis H. Moseley, formerly agricultural 
instructor at Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, 
Mass., now holds a similar position in the high 
school at Agawam, Mass. 

w'07 J. Gerry Curtis, superintendent of 
parks and recreation at Miami, Florida, was 
responsible for securing for that city the 31st 
Annual Convention of the American Institute 
of Park Executives, held November 18-21. He 
also served as chairman of the World Aggie 
Night meeting in Miami. 

'08 Clifton L. Flint, landscape architect, 
who until recently has been located in Los 
Angeles, Calif., has accepted a position with 
the Atwater Landscape Service, Jamestown, 
N. Y. 

'08 George R. Paige, engineer for the San- 
born' Map Co., is now in charge of the Norfolk 
Va., zone of that company, with offices at 606 
Royster Building, Norfolk. 

'08 Joseph W. Wellington, in addition to 
holding a position as an editor of the Experiment 
Station Record, U.S.D.A., is also garden editor 
of the Washington Star, one of the national 
capital's leading newspapers. 

w'08 Rodman R. Blake made a recent 
change in his position. He is now salesman for 
the W A. Nash Co., 27 State St., Boston, Mass 


'83 & G Joseph B. Lindsey and John G. 
Archibald. "Milk Substitutes for Calves." 
Bull. No. 253, Mass. Agri. Expt. Sta., July 1929. 

'10 Josiah, C. Folsom. "Relief from Farm 
Labor Costs J' in Annals of Amer. Acad, of Pol. 
andSoc. Science, March 1929; "The Perquisites 
and Wages of Hired Farm Hands," a pre- 
liminary report published by the Bur. of Agri. 
Econ., U. S. D. A., March 1929. 

'11 Bernard Ostrolenk. "Backgrounds of 
Mr. Hoover's Farm Stabilization — a Hypo- 
thetical Analysis," in Annalist, March 22, 1929; 
"Our Vanishing Farm Export Markets a Futile 
Basis for Agricultural Relief," in Annalist, 
March 29, 1929; "No Real Relief to Agricul- 
ture from the Tariff — Losses by It Exceed 
Gains," in Annalist, May 24, 1929; "Present 
Day Causes of International Friction and Their 
Elimination," in Annals of Amer. Acad, of Pol. 
and Soc. Science, July, 1929. 

'12 Howard A. Turner, co-author with L. 
D. Howell. "Condition of Farmers in a White- 
Farmer Area of the Cotton Piedmont, 1924-26. 
Circ. No. 78, U. S. D. A., September 1929. 

'22 Frederick V. Waugh. A review of an 
article by E. J. Working on "Quality as a 
Determinant of Vegetable Prices," in Agri, 
Econ. Lit., U. S. D. A., September 1929. 

'26 Mary Boyd Hanscomb. "The Flapper 
Flowers," in Beautifril Florida, October 1929; 
and an article on water lilies in the November 
number of the same publication. 

FG Fred W. Morse. "The Effect of Heat 
on Malic Acid," in Jour, of Amer. Chem. Soc, 
April 1929. 

wF F. A. Cushing Smith is editor of a new 
magazine American Landscape Architect, which 
is published in Chicago. 

F Frank Prentice Rand. "Literature's Best 
Chance in the Classroom," in Oregon E-duca- 
tional Journal, November 1929. 

If You Can Contribute to the 


On or Before 



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of gatherings and attendance, it is hoped that 
next year small groups of alumni located in 
other cities and towns will take up the idea and 
will arrange for additional meetings. 

The following is a list of the meetings held 
this year, together with the attendance and the 
names of those alumni who had charge of each 
gathering: Los Angeles, Cal., 17, Dr. Clarence 
H. Griffin '04; Hartford, Conn., 16, Peter J. 
Cascio '21; New Haven, Conn., 9, Roy E. 
Norcross '26; Miami, Fla., 5, J. Gerry Curtis 
w'07; Waikiki, T. H.,* Morton H. Cassidy '20 
Chicago, 111., 13, Arthur M. McCarthy w'19 
Concord, Mass., 120, James W. Dayton '13 
Danvers, Mass., 37, Clarence M. Wood '22 
Fitchburg, Mass., 19, Thomas Casey '01 
Greenfield, Mass., 60, Raymond T. Stowe '18 
Northampton, Mass., 34, Allen S. Leland '24 
Springfield, Mass., 60, J. Emerson Greenaway 
'27; Los Mochia, Mexico, 4, Lawrence L. Jones 
'26; Minneapolis, Minn., 4, Paul W. Latham 
'17; Newark, N. J.,* James H. Walker '07; 
Schenectady, N. Y., 9, Webster J. Birdsall '13; 
Buffalo, N. Y.,* Eliot G- Goldsmith '24; Geneva, 
N. Y., 25, Lewis M. Van Alstyne '18, George L. 
Slate '21, Fred K. Zercher '21, Roger C. Coombs 
'21; High Point, N. C, 4, Donald R. Lane '28; 
Cleveland, Ohio,* John A. Crawford '20; 
Columbus, Ohio, 7, Dr. John F. Lyman '05; 
Philadelphia, Pa., 6, Robert P. Lawrence '22; 
Pittsburg, Pa.,* Ralph C. Estes '16; Porto Rico,* 
Presoctt D. Young '29; Providence, R. I., 38, 
Willis S. Fisher '98; Brattleboro, Vt., 15, 
William I. Mayo, Ir., '17; Burlington, Vt., 8, 
John F. Lambert '26; Appleton, Wis., 5, Ralph 
J. Watts '07. 

* Attendance not reported. 



Vol. XI. Re ^/ a n r / n S e Amherst, Massachusetts, December 25, 1929 Eat ™ d ££?i£2 b ™Z?>''- No. 5 


Decision on State Offer to be made Dec. 28 

SI00.000 Still Needed to Erect Complete 

More than $22,300.00 in cash and pledges 
for the Physical Education Building Fund have 
rolled into the fund treasury during the past 
month from all sources, making the total con- 
tributions $90,712.87. This sum, together with 
financial support from the Commonwealth 
which has been assured by State authorities, 
would still leave approximately $100,000 to be 
raised if the structure is built according to the 
original plans. A decision regarding the matter 
of requesting State assistance at the coming 
session of the Legislature, or of continuing the 
campaign another year before approaching the 
State, will be made at a meeting of the Physical 
Education Building Campaign Committee at 
the College, Saturday, December 28. 

The response of alumni and undergraduates 
since the announcement of the State offer and 
the publication of the Carnegie Foundation 
report regarding the lack of adequate physical 
education facilities at M.A.C. has been very 
gratifying to the Building Committee. At a 
smoker meeting of the Boston Alumni Club, 
held at the Boston Chamber of Commerce 
Building the evening of December 5, more than 
$2300 in cash and new or additional pledges 
were added to the fund by fifty-two of the two 
hundred alumni who attended. At this meeting 
"Bill" Cunningham, former star center of the 
Dartmouth football team, now popular sports 
writer for the Boston Post was the guest speaker. 
Other speakers on the program were Charles H. 
Gould '16, president of the Associate Alumni, 
President Roscoe W. Thatcher, Professor Curry 
S. Hicks, and Norman Myrick, M.A.C. '31. 
Henry M. Walker '16, Lewis Schlotterbeck '16, 
president and treasurer, respectively of the 
Boston Club, assisted by David H. Buttrick 
'17 and Edgar A. Perry '16 made up the com- 
m tee in charge of the event. 

Four Fraternities 100 Percent 

At the College, an undergraduate committee, 
with Norman Myrick '31 on Longmeadow taking 
the lead, conducted a short, but effective cam- 
paign among the students chiefly through the 
several fraternity groups in an endeavor to 
have each fraternity reach the 100 percent goal 
for contributions to .the fund. As a result of 
this lively interest, four fraternities, Alpha 
Gamma Rho, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Chi, 
and Sigma Phi Epsilon have subscribed 100 
percent, while all fraternities are above the 
50 percent mark. 

Among the alumni classes, the class of 18SS, 
through the determined efforts of Herbert C. 
Bliss of Attleboro, was first to reach the 100 
percent goal in members contributing, but was 
closely followed by 1871, the Pioneer Class, 
which, through the generosity of William 
Wheeler and William D. Russell has also con- 
tributed the largest amount of any class, $9805. 

The classes of 1918 and 1920 are making 
available the joint class gift fund, which amounts 
in :tself to $750, in addition to gifts and pledges 






Fitchburg at M.A.C. 


Northeastern at M.A.C. 


Clark at M.A.C. 


Conn. Agri. Col. atStorrs 


New Hampshire at M.A.C. 


W.P.I, at Worcester 


Array at West Point 



Wesleyan at Middletown 


Trinity at M.A.C. 


Amherst at M.A.C. 


Keene at M.A.C. 


Coast Guard at M.A.C. 


Williams at Williamstown 


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Tufts at Medford 


6, i . 8 Interscholastic 
Basketball Tournament 




Conn. Agri. Col. at M.A.C. 


Hamilton at Clinton. X. Y. 


Armv at West Point 


St. Stephens at Annandale, N.Y. 


Brown at Providence. R. 1. 


Bates at M.A.C. 


New Hampshire at Durham 


Bates at Lewiston. Main' 


Northeastern at Boston 



Amherst at M.A.C. 


Conn. Agri. Col. at Storrs 


Williams at Williamstown 

already made totalling $1671 for 1918 ami $912 
lor 1920. 

The class of 1916 is planning to give its class 
fund, a sum of $304.07, to the Physical Edu- 
cation Building Fund when collections of this 
class fund have been completed. The class of 
1914 is taking steps to have a paid up insurance 
class fund made payable to the Building Fund, 
and the class of 1919 has pledged its fund of 
$410 toward the project. These gifts, if matched 
by State appropriation, will be actually worth 
double the values given above. 

Amherst Business Men Give 

Professor Curry S. Hicks and other members 
of the Building Committee have continued un- 
abated their efforts to interest private citizens 
of the State who are not directly connected 
with the College in this worthy project. One 
of the outstanding instances of support from 
this source has been the whole hearted response 
from the business men of Amherst, who re- 
cently completed a campaign conducted by the 
Amherst Business Mens' Association. In this 
drive thirty-five business men of Amherst con- 
tributed or pledged a total of over $3500. 

All those who made pledges to the fund and 
whose pledges are now due or payable at a 
date beyond December 30 have been asked to 
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W. I. GOODWIN '18 


W. I. GOODWIN '18 

William I. Goodwin 'IS, assistant secretary of 
the Associate Alumni and field agent for the 
College during the past lour years has resigned 
effective December 31. to accept a position 
with the agricultural division of the Bureau of 
the Census. 1'. S. Department: of Commerce, 
Washington. D. C. 

Mr. Goodwin, more familiarly known to his 
classmates as "Gyp," graduated from M.A.C. 
in June 1920, after leaving college in January 
1918 to serve in the U. S. Army during the 
World War. He saw sen ii e overseas in France, 
Belgium and Germany in 1918 and 1919 and 
returned to M.A.C. in the fall of 1919 to com- 
plete his course of study. In 1921) he entererl 
government service with the LI. S. Census 
Bureau at Washington, lie became a teacher 
and supervisor of agriculture with the I*. S. 
Veterans Bureau during the period of 1922 to 
1920, and was stationed at East Norfolk, Mass. 
and Providence. R. I., coming from this last 
position to take over the position vacated liv 
Mr. Richard A. Mellen '21. 

During his four years as assistant alumni 
secretary, Mr. Goodwin has assisted in the 
work of securing funds to pay off the note on 
the Memorial Building and has since been 
actively assisting in the Physical Education 
Building Campaign in addition to carrying on 
the work of field agent and having charge of 
the work of the Alumni Office. 

His place is being taken by Mr. George E. 
Emery of Marlboro. Mass., a popular member 
of the class of 1925. While in College, Mr. 
Emery was active in both academic activities 
and athletics, being a member of the Roister 
Doisters. His clowning has obtained him some 
recognition as an entertainer with various 
circus troupes with which he has been connected 
during the past few years. 

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Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
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Henry Milford Clark, Jr. '07 

The news of the death of Henry Milford 
Clark, Jr. '07 at his home in Buffalo, N. Y., 
December 7, 1929, has been received by his 
friends and classmates with keen regrets and 
with sincere sympathy for his wife and two 
daughters who survive him. 

Mr. Clark was born in Sunderland, Mass., 
October 4, 1883, and was the son of Milford 
and Emma Gay Clark. He attended the public 
schools at Sunderland and prepared for college 
at Mount Hermon. After entering Amherst 
College as a student he transferred in September 
1903 to the class of 1907, M.A.C. During his 
college course he took a prominent part in 
many student activities. He was manager and 
captain of the 1907 class baseball team and a 
member of the class football eleven, played on 
the varsity baseball and football teams during 
his junior and senior years, and was student 
manager of the latter. As a sophomore he won 
the College tennis championship. He was also 
business manager of the 1907 Index and was 
permanent vice-president of his class. 

Following his graduation in 1907 he went to 
Newark, N. J., where he was assistant city 
forester. In 1908 he accepted a similar position 
in Buffalo, N. Y., being promoted a few years 
ago to the office of city forester there, a position 
which he ably filled. During the Word War he 
was a first lieutenant, stationed at the Aberdeen 
Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., and had since 
been commissioned captain in the U. S. Organ- 
ized Reserves. 

That Mr. Clark held in high regard the 
associations made during his undergraduate 
days at M.A.C, is shown by his warm support 
of the Alumni Association and College activities. 
He was very active in the M.A.C. Alumni Club 
of Buffalo, N. Y., and will be greatly missed 
by the members of that group as well as by a 
host of friends. 


'23 Wilber H. Marshman to Miss Ethel 
Harriet Wood, December 12, 1929 at Wales, 

'15 Henry H. White, former agricultural 
missionary in China, is now a county agricul- 
tural agent at Cape May Court House, N. J., 
and has purchased a farm near Avalon Beach 

'16 Charles H. Fernald has transferred his 
advertising activities from Urbana, 111. to 
Philadelphia, Pa., where he is connected with 
N. W. Ayer & Son, Inc. 

'16 Dr. Harold G. Little is putting his 
medical knowledge to the test as director of 
laboratories and pathologist for the Ohio 
Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Wa. 

'16 James T. Nicholson, assistant manager 
of the eastern area of the American Red Cross, 


An alumnus dropping in on this year's chapel, 
December 13, would have been lost, for the 
customary old landmarks, the piles of red boxes 
carrying the much coveted sweaters, bespeaking 
of the dry goods store, were entirely lacking. 
Plans for the reorganization of such chapels 
have made possible several improvements. An 
element of surprise has been introduced by 
withholding the announcements of the football 
and track captaincies and the Allan Leon Pond 
Memorial Medal until this time. The tedious 
business of making a large number of awards 
of athletic letters and academic medals has been 
expedited by having the candidates march to 
the platform and take seats after the opening of 
the exercises. Each candidate recognizes the 
announcement of his award by rising in place. 
There will probably be one insignia chapel each 
term conducted in a similar way. 

Of outstanding interest were the announce- 
ments made that Thomas E. Minkstein '31, of 
Westfield, was elected captain of the 1930 foot- 
ball team; John W. McGuckian '31, of Boston, 
captain of track for next season, and that 
Floyd E. Brackley '30, of Strong, Maine, was 
awarded the Allan Leon Pond Memorial Medal 
for general excellence in football. 

Following is a list of awards made in football: 
Seniors — Capt. R. S. Mann of Dalton, R. H. 
Bond of Needham, F. E. Brackley of Strong, 
Maine, A. E. Cox of Framingham, Fred C. 
Ellert of Holyoke, H. R. Magnuson of Man- 
chester (Mass.), Mgr. K. M. Tomfohrde of 
West Somerville, (aMa) R. H. Call of Taunton; 
Juniors — P. W. Kimball of Northboro, R. F. 
Kneeland, Jr., of Attleboro, T. E. Minkstein 
of Westfield, C. L. Little of West Medford; 
Sophomores — A. E. Brown of Wayland, J. F. 
Bunten of Brockton, R. L. Diggs of Brighton, 
J. J. Foley of Amherst, C. R. Foskett of East 
Weymouth, V. N. Gagliarducci of Springfield, 
O. E. Holmberg of Waltham, R. L. Pollard of 
North Adams. 

In cross country the following received in- 
signia: Seniors — Capt. F. T. White, Jr. of 
Holbrook, M. I. Coven of Springfield, R. A. 
Hernan of Gilbertville, H. M. Robertson of 
Leyden; Juniors — J. W. McGuckian of Boston, 
A. S. West, Jr. of Springfield; Sophomores — 
F. E. Crawford of Waverley. 

Trophy awards for excellence in physical edu- 
cation classes were made to H. M. Wanegar '32 
of Montague City, and Richard Hammond '33 
of Quincy. 

Charm awards were made to victorious sopho- 
more and freshmen teams in physical education 
classes. The respective teams were led by M. H. 
Wanegar '32 and L. S. Karner '33. 

Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity received the 
interfraternity soccer trophy for winning the 
interfraternity soccer league tournament. 

with headquarters at Washington, D. C, was 
a recent campus visitor. He toured and spoke 
in many of the larger cities in Massachusetts. 

Employment Opportunities 

The following are brief descriptions of typical 
employment opportunities which have recently 
been received at the office of Mr. Emory E. 
Grayson '17, director of placement service, 
South College, M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. Any- 
one interested should communicate with Mr. 

1. Wanted — Two men to fill vacancies on 
county agent staff in a neighboring state. 
Graduates qualified to fill these positions should 
get in touch with Mr. Grayson at once. 

2. A large tree concern is interested in secur- 
ing graduates for sales work. "We would like 
men who are graduates in forestry or some sub- 
ject which is fairly closely allied, who have been 
out of college about three years, who have at 
least some sales experience and who have been 
around enough to have determined what they 
would like best or feel themselves best equipped 
to undertake and carry out as a life work." 
Candidates are given a four weeks training 
course and are paid $5.00 a day the first week 
and $50.00 a week during remainder of the 
training period. Definite starting salary de- 
cided upon at end of the training period. 

During the past year from December 1, 192S 
to December 1, 1929 the employment service 
which Mr. Grayson has directed for alumni of 
both the four year course and the Stockbridge 
School has been a valuable aid to many, as 
shown by the following statistics: 

Total yearly 
Salary for 
Enrolled Placed Men Placed 
Number of M.A.C. 

Alumni 49 14 $24,790 

Number of Stock- 
bridge Alumni. . .207 106 147,900 

Totals. 356 120_ $172,690 

It is estimated that approximately twenty 
percent should be added to the above figures 
to allow for those who actually secure positions 
referred to them by Mr. Grayson, but who 
later failed to report their acceptance of the 

Placements of undergraduates in the Stock- 
bridge School made by Mr. Grayson during 
the past summer, for the summer months only, 
totalled $44,000 in salaries received. Nine 
undergraduates of the four year course also 
obtained positions for periods of two months 
and earned a combined wage of $2,490. 

The increase from 1928 to 1929 in the em- 
ployment service based on total salary figures 
for the two periods was $74,818. 

Dr. Butterfield Appointed 

Counselor on Rural Work 

Dr. Kenyon L. Butterfield, president of 
M.A.C. for eighteen years, from 1906 to 1924, 
and later head of Michigan State College, has 
been appointed counselor on rural work by the 
International Missionary Council, of which 
John R. Mott is chairman. 

Accompanied by Mrs. Butterfield, he has 
gone to India to study the needs of rural com- 
munities, to assist in teaching better methods 
of farming, and to make recommendations to 
the government for improving rural standards 
of living. He will carry on the same work in 
China next year. Dr. Butterfield recently re- 
turned from South Africa where he was similarly 
engaged, as visiting professor of the Carnegie 
Endowment for International Peace. While on 
this mission he and Mrs. Butterfield were enter- 
tained by Charles P. Lounsbury '94 at Pretoria, 
South Africa. 

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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, December 25, 1929 



A football season with three victories, one 
tie and four games lost cannot be called a com- 
plete success, yet followers of the M.A.C. 1929 
team find reason to be enthusiastic when con- 
sidering the victory over Bates, the last quarter 
punch of the Middlebury game, the superb 
defense for the three quarters of the Amherst 
game, and the surprise of the Tufts team when 
it was forced to accept a tie in a game which 
had been considered its easy game for weeks 
in advance. 

In looking over the statistics for the season 
the first points to be noticed are that, in all 
games except that with Tufts, M.A.C. rushed 
the ball fewer times than did the opponents; 
while in the Bates, Middlebury, Norwich, 
Worcester, Amherst and Tufts contests the 
maroon and white eleven gained more yardage 
by rushing than did its opponents, although the 
total number of first downs for the season is 
but 62 for M.A.C. and 80 for the opponents. 
The forward passing game, although it showed 
improvement as the season drew to a close, left 
much to be desired as a means of attack. Of 
the 72 forwards attempted during the season 
only 18 were completed. In the scoring column, 
M.A.C. garnered 50 points and the opponents 
82. The outstanding defect in scoring this year 
was that but two points after touchdown were 
secured during the entire season out of a possible 

The Allan Leon Pond Memorial Medal in 
football was presented to Floyd E. Brackley of 
Strong, Maine, for his work during the past 
season. "Brack," a senior, turned in some fine 
exhibitions of guard play in spite of the fact 
that he was obliged to face much heavier men 
in practically every game. Thomas E. Mink- 
stein '31 of Westfield, has been elected to head 
next year's gridsters. "Mink," although having 
had no football experience before coming to 
M.A.C, turned out creditable performances as 
a tackle on his freshman team, and on the 
varsity during his sophomore year and last 
season. His work in the Amherst game this fall 
was so outstanding that it cannot pass without 
comment. He joins the ranks of captains who 
have come to Aggie without experience in 
football; for Pond, who was quarterback and 
captain of the 1919 team; Cotton, captain and 
tackle of the 1921 team and Marx, the captain 
and tackle of the 1924 team, preceded him in 
having been elected captain although lacking 
the usual preparatory school training of college 
athletes. He will have a good nucleus available 
on which to build for next year, as four juniors 
and eight sophomores who have received their 
letters in football will be available. Erik A. 
Johnson '30, of Springfield, will manage the 
1930 varsity eleven. 

Cross Country 

John McGuckian '31 of Boston, who did good 
work as a sophomore, but was hampered by 
injuries this last season, will head the cross 
country team during the coming season. The 
team this past season, although troubled with 
injuries, turned in a fair record and prospects 
are brighter for the 1930 season. 


"Dick" Bond '30 of Needham and his hockey- 
team have been hard at work during the recent 
period of good ice and are .getting in condition 
for the coming season. A complete team of 
letter men is available and many capable new 
prospects have reported. Some keen competi- 
tion for places on the team is to be expected. 
A twelve game schedule, starting January 7, 
has been arranged. 


The varsity basketball team has been going 
through a rigid training period in the Drill 


The faculty staged the grand finale of the 
fall term — a "pow wow," December 21, in 
celebration of the correction of the last ex- 
amination paper and in honor of old chief 
Metawampe of Indian fame. This "pow wow" 
is an annual affair of the faculty hiking club. 
There is a trip over Mt. Toby to the faculty 
cabin and then to Sunderland for a feast pre- 
pared by the squaws of that town. The hiking 
part of the program originated way back in the 
dim past when it was customary to walk for 
one's meals. Since then these annual treks have 
gradually degenerated into automobile rides, 
but the change has in no way affected the 
amount of good Sunderland food that the 
braves can tuck under their belts. This year, 
after the feast, Professor F. C. Sears showed 
lantern slides illustrating his trip to Labrador, 
an all faculty quartet sang and the braves 
tried their hands at cards. 

Professor Frank Prentice Rand's three act 
play, "In the Octagon," which was first played 
by the Roister Doisters of M.A.C. as the 1927 
Prom show, is catalogued in "The Gateway 
Series of Tested Plays," published by Row, 
Peterson and Co., of Evanston, Illinois. 

A faculty gymnasium class is being organ- 
ized by the physical education department 
under the direction of "Larry" Briggs '27. The 
class will be carried on during the winter term 
every Friday afternoon at 4.30 p. m Volley 
ball will be one of the principal forms of exer- 
cise in which the faculty will indulge. 

Professional improvement on the campus for 
members of the faculty, which was started last 
fall, will be continued during the coming term 
with a course in the systematic study of sta- 
tistical methods as applied to research. 

Earle S. Carpenter '24, secretary of the M.A.C. 
Extension Service, and Leslie R. Smith, Jr. '28, 
were members of a party of about 200 who went 
on the National Grange "special" to Seattle, 
Washington. The trip covered about 10,000 
miles with sight seeing trips at the principal 
cities enroute and stops of from two to ten 
days' duration were made at Seattle, Vosemite 
National Park, Grand Canyon, and Santa Fe. 

While in Seattle the following alumni were 
either visited in person or by telephone: Fayette 
D. Couden '04, Fred A. Castle '12, Frederii \ 
Baker '20, Margaret 1'. Smith Baker '20 ami 
Gordon E. Bearse '28. 


An event new to many alumni of earlier 
classes is the Mardi Gras, a dance conducted 
by the Maroon Key, the honorary sophomore 
society. The dance this year, held December 7, 
was a colorful affair. There were excellent hall 
decorations and plenty of good costumes repre- 
sentative of almost every character imaginable. 

The annual State conference of county ex- 
tension workers was held at M.A.C. December 
16-19 with an attendance of about 125. Each 
county in the State was represented. It should 
be noted that seven of the eleven county agri- 
cultural agents in the State are M.A.C. gradu- 
ates, all headed by Sumner R. Parker '04, 
State leader of county agricultural agents and 
secretary of the Associate Alumni. 

Hall under the tutelage of "Freddy" Ellert '30 
of Holyoke, captain of the team. A difficult 
schedule of fourteen contests beginning January 
8 and closing March 1 has been arranged. In 
addition to the reappearance of the Army on 
the schedule, following a lapse of one year, 
other new quintets of unknown quality which 
will be played are: Amherst, U. S. Coast Guard, 
and Keene Normal. 


Musical Clubs 

The securing of several engagements in 
eastern Massachusetts has led the Bay State 
Entertainers to schedule a trip to that part of 
the state during the latter part of the winter 
term. Individuals and organizations in that 
section of the State, wishing to secure the ser- 
vices of this group for entertainments at favor- 
able rates made possible by the scheduling of 
the trip, should address inquiries to the Mana- 
ger, Bay State Entertainers, M.A.C, Amherst, 

The program for the annual campus concert, 
to be presented February 28, is to be provided 
by the M.A.C. Chorus and the College Concert 
Orchestra. The mixed chorus of about seventy 
voices has been holding weekly rehearsals since 
the beginning of the term under the guidance of 
Mrs. Grace Beaumont. Professor Miles H. 
Cubbon has been directing the twenty-piece 
College Concert Orchestra. 

Roister Doisters 

The Roister Doisters are making ready for 
the annual Aggie Revue, to be presented the 
seventeenth of January. The Bay State Enter- 
tainers and the College Concert Orchestra are 
co-operating with the Roister Doisters toward 
what is hoped will be an outstanding academic 
activity of the year. 

The motion picture, Aggie Men Are Gathered, 
produced by the Roister Doisters and directed 
by Professor Rand, has been shown to two 
interested audiences within the last few weeks. 
It was part of the entertainment at the Franklin 
County World Aggie Night celebration at 
Greenfield, Mass., and at a meeting of the 
newly reorganized Worcester County Alumni 
Club, at Worcester, December 12. At Green- 
field, the originator of the musical arrangement 
for the motion picture, "Red" Morrison '29, 
again assisted at the piano. Mr. Morrison's 
playing and acting are well remembered by 
many alumni and undergraduates. "Red" is 
now a reporter on the staff of the Greenfield 

The Inkehorne 

By way of recognizing and stimulating 
student efforts at creative writing, the academic 
activities board has agreed to give The Inkehorne 
group financial support sufficient for the publi- 
cation in mimeographed form, of those pieces 
of writing favorably passed upon by the student 
committee selected for that purpose. 

The Collegian, too, in an indirect way has 
shown its desire to sponsor creative writing on 
the part of students. It has agreed to publish 
in its columns the best poem of the month, as 
determined by some specially appointed judge, 
who is to criticize the verse submitted. A 
different individual will act as judge each 
month. The first of these poems to appear in 

The Collegian was one entitled "To " and 

submitted by George L. King '32 of Methuen, 


The second intramural debate of the season 
took place in Memorial Hall, December 5, under 
the auspices of the College Debating Society. 
The proposition under consideration was: "Re- 
solved, that Intercollegiate Athletics Should Be 
Abolished." The debate was conducted under 
the new Oregon plan, whereby the second 
speaker for each side acts alternate!;' as cross- 
examiner and witness, and a period of five 
minutes following each cross-examination is 
permitted for open discussion of the question 
by the audience. As under the Oxford plan 
no decision is made at the conclusion of argu- 

The principals in the debate were: Robert 
M. Howes '33 of Swift River, Mass., Leonard 
A. Salter, Jr. '32 of Springfield, William S. 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, December 25, 1929 


'09 Elmer F. Hathaway is purchasing agent 
and assistant treasurer of the Hathaway Bak- 
eries, Inc., 10 High St., Boston, Mass. 

'09 Harold D. Phelps has found the florist 
business so good in Rochester, N. Y. that he 
has recently announced the opening of a new 

'10 Ross E. Annis, who was formerly located 
at Columbus, Ohio, is now sales manager for 
the Chase, Parker & Co., Boston, Mass. 

'10 Horace W. French is manager of the 
Crandell Farm, Valatie, N. Y. 

'10 William C. Johnson has been made local 
manager of the New Haven Sales department 
of the American Agri. Chem. Co., with offices 
at 2 Wood St., West Haven, Conn. 

'10 Dr. Leonard S. McLaine, chief of the 
division of foreign pests suppression, Canada 
Dept. of Agri., Ottawa, Canada, has just been 
named a member of the committee which will 
have charge of the display of the progress of 
entomological research during the past_ 100 
years. The display will be seen at the Chicago 
World's Fair Centennial in 1933. 

'11 Arthur H. Sharpe is now connected with 
the E. D. Smith & Sons, Ltd., of Winona, Ont., 
Canada, as a landscape architect. 

w'll John Becker, Jr., is in the automobile 
tire business, Hollywood, California. 

'12 George E. Merkle has been promoted to 
the position of general manager and technical 
director of the Fiske Bros. Refining Co., Newark, 

'12 Fred S. Merrill is gaining fame in horti- 
cultural circles in Missouri as vice-president of 
the Central States Orchards Co., president of 
Missouri State Horticultural Society, and 
director of the National Horticultural Council. 

'12 Dr. Ralph R. Parker is special expert 
for the U. S. Public Health Service in charge of 
the field station for the study of Rocky Moun- 
tain spotted fever and other tick borne condi- 
tions at Hamilton, Mont. 

'12 Curtis A. Peckham has become an expert 
in vocational advisement as a counselor with 
the vocational guide department of Boston 
public schools. His office is at 15 Beacon St., 
Boston, Mass. 

'12 Stephen P. Puffer is improving the high- 
ways in Amherst as superintendent of streets 
for the town. 

'13 Laurence W. Burby still carries on as 
Smith-Hughes agricultural instructor, but has 
changed his location from Barneston, Neb., to 
Gilroy, Calif., where he reports "everything 
looks good." 

'13 Rev. Harold W. Curtis has a new- 
pastorate at the Middle Street Baptist Church, 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

'13 Fred W. Griggs, former State legislator 
and now head of the Approved Wayside Sta- 
tions, Inc., of Springfield, Mass., was honored 
recently by being elected president of the 
Springfield Kiwanis Club for the year 1930. 

'13 Harold F. Jones, in addition to his duties 
as vice-president of the United Sugar Co., and 
American consular agent at Los Mochis, Mexico, 
is also a vice-president of the Mexican-Pacific 
Railroad and president of the Los Mochis 
Light & Power Co. He, with his brother "Larry" 
'26, Mary Ingraham Jones '27 and S. Millar 
Jordan '13 make up the M.A.C. colony at Los 

'13 Capt. Albert J. Kelley added laurels to 
his military reputation last June when the 
intermediate school cadet corps of the Washing- 
ton Irving School, Roslindale, Mass., won for 
the first time the highest rating given by the 
city of Boston for school boy cadet exhibitions. 
'13 Joseph J. Pillsbury, sales representa- 
tive for the Niagara Spra}'er & Chem. Co., Inc., 
is now located in Beverly, Mass., from which 
point he covers the New England territory for 
his firm. 

'13 George A. Post has charge of construc- 
tion and maintenance of the Franconia Golf 
Course, Springfield, Mass., one of the most 

January 8-10, 1930 

Union Agricultural Meetings, 
Worcester, Mass. 
January 16, 1930 

New York Mid-Winter Alumni Meet- 
ing, Powers Hotel, Rochester, N. Y. 
at 6:30 p. m. This comes on the 
second night of the N. Y. State 
Horticultural Society Meetings. 

June 1930 

The following classes have signified that they 
will definitely hold reunions in June 1930. 
1871 1891 1905 1920 1929 
1875 1898 1910 1925 1915 
The following classes are on the official 
schedule to hold reunions in June 1930. 
1929 1916 1891 1883 

1927 1915 1890 1880 

1925 1914 1886 1875 

1920 1910 1885 1872 

1917 1905 1884 1871 

CLASS OF 1920 
Plans Big Reunion 

on its 

Tenth Anniversary, June 1930 

popular new courses in western Massachusetts. 

'13 Herman T. Roehrs, until recently located 
at Toronto, Canada, is now doing research work 
for the Henry Klein & Co., Inc., Elmhurst, 
L. I., N. Y. 

'13 & w'13 Reyer H. Van Zwaluwenburg, 
entomologist for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' 
Association, Honolulu, T. H., was a delegate 
last summer to the Fourth Pacific Science 
Congress held at Batavia, Java. In Batavia he 
met as a fellow-delegate Dr. Woon Yung Chun 
M.A.C. w'13, who is professor of botany in the 
College of Agriculture, Sun Yatsen University, 
and director of the municipal botanical garden, 
Canton, China. He reports that Dr. Chun is 
making a real reputation for himself in the Far 
East. En route to Java, Mr. Van Zwaluwenburg 
also met Gordon W. Ells '13, who is now located 
in Manila, P. L, and Harry T. Edwards '96, 
also a delegate to the Science Congress. 

'14 Stanley B. Freeborn, student manager of 
the M.A.C. 1913 football team, is still active in 
athletics as faculty representative of the Univer- 
sity of California in the Far Western Conference 
and director of the Northern California Officials 
Association. "Stan" is an associate professor 
and entomologist at the Calif. Agri. Exp. Sta., 
Davis, Calif. 

'14 Alfred L. Tower is in the electrical 
appliance business at 122 Brookline Avenue, 
Boston, Mass. 

'14 Raymond P. Walker has a new position 
as principal of the high school at Meriden, Conn. 

w'14 Harry L. Rees is district manager of 
the Associated Mutual Insurance Companies, at 
116 Builders' Bldg.. Charlotte, N. C. 

'15 Irving B. Lincoln reports that he is in 
the real estate business at 518 American Bank 
Bldg., Portland, Oregon. 

'15 E. Grant Spicer is still in educational 


in the 



'83 & G Dr. Joseph B. Lindsey and John G. 
Archibald. "Studies in Mineral Nutrition." 
Mass. Agri. Exper. Sta., Bull. No. 255, Novem- 
ber 1929. 

'92, '19, '19, & '15 Edward B. Holland, 
Charles O. Dunbar, Gerald M. Gilligan and 
William L. Doran. "The Preparation and 
Effectiveness of Basic Copper Sulfate as a 
Fungicide." Mass. Agri. Exper. Sta. Bull. No. 
254, June 1929. 

'95 & '09 Albert F. Burgess and Samuel S. 
Crossman. "Imported Insect Enemies of the 
Gipsy Brown-Tail Moth," an extensive 145 
page bulletin with colored illustrations. U. S. 
D.A. Bull. No. 86, August 1929. 

'04 Arthur L. Peck. "Ornamental Trees for 
Northwest Highways," recently published at 
the Oregon Agricultural College, where Mr. 
Peck is professor of landscape architecture. 



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renew r them on a new form of contract pledge 
form before that date. The new pledge form 
calls for payment of pledges within thirty, 
sixty, or ninety "days of due notice from the 
Trustees of the College that sufficient funds 
are then paid in, pledged, or raised from any 
source, to assure the erection of a Physical 
Education Building, provided said notice of 
said Trustees is issued on or before July 1, 
1931." This is being done in order that all 
pledges may be acceptable to the State Com- 
missioner and be considered by him as cash 
available to be matched by State appropriation. 

The earliest date that the Trustee notice 
could be issued would be about April 1, next, 
since the Governor of the Commonwealth does 
not usually sign the ,annual budget as passed 
by the Legislature until that date. However, 
these pledges may be retired at the option of 
the pledgees by payment made before they are 
finally due. All funds received are being placed 
at interest and nearly $1000 has already been 
added to the fund from interest earned by 
money deposited in savings banks. 

There still remains about $19,000 to raise in 
order to reach the alumni objective of $70,000, 
which goal, it is hoped, will be reached before 
December 30. 


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Fisher, Jr. '32 of Mt. Ephraim, N. J., Milton 
I. Coven '30 of Springfield and Arthur G. Pyle 
'30 of Plymouth. Professor Walter E. Prince 
told the audience of the development of the 
Oregon plan of debating. 

Second in Fiuit Judging 

The M.A.C. fruit judging team captured 
second honors the week-end of December 6 at 
the Eastern Intercollegiate Fruit Judging Con- 
test conducted at the University of Maryland. 
The competing colleges ranked in the following 
order: U. of W. Va., M.A.C, U. of Md., Ohio 
State, Rutgers, Penn. State. 

The Bay State team was composed of John 
A. Andrew, Jr. of West Boxford, Mass., H. 
Yining Campbell of Leyden and Cecil H. Wad- 
leigh of Milford, all members of the senior 
class. John Andrew, of the M.A.C. team, won 
highest individual honors with a score of 96.6 
percent. Mr. Arthur P. French, instructor in 
pomology, coached the team. 

work as a teacher at the Great Neck Preparatory 
School, Great Neck, N. Y. 

'16 Guy L. Knapton carries on the life of a 
forester in the wide open spaces about Sonora, 
Nova Scotia. 



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There was much feeling of satisfaction and 
even rejoicing at the annual meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, recently held, because of 
accomplishments of the Physical Education 
Building Committee. While the building is 
not yet an actuality it was felt that it is prac- 
tically assured and that thus one of the out- 
standing needs of the College is about to be 
met. The Trustees have long felt the urgent 
need for such a building, and yet have been 
unable to secure state appropriation for its 
construction. The alumni, in taking the initi- 
ative and in furthering the project to such an 
apparently satisfactory conclusion, have ren- 
dered a very great service to the College. The 
Trustees' appreciation of the efforts of the 
Committee towards securing the building is not 
less than their satisfaction in the way the 
campaign has been conducted. They feel that 
many new friends have been made for the 
College through this campaign. The fine spirit 
of co-operation exhibited by executive and ad- 
ministrative officers of the State is another 
tribute to the efforts of the Committee. 

Another apparent fact is the general satis- 
faction in the new building plans which provide 
the needed facilities at an estimated cost of 
$287,500. The Trustees feel that the archi- 
tects' drawing from these plans presents a 
better appearance than that of the original 
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Governor's Budge* Includes Item of 

§172,500 to Match $115,000 

Campaign Contributions 

The budget recommendations for 1930 of his 
Excellency, Governor Frank G. Allen, by in- 
cluding an item of $172,500 for a Physical 
Education Building at this College, put this 
project a long step forward. This recommen- 
dation is made conditional upon the alumni 
committee supplying $115,000. If the Legis- 
lature approves the Governor's recommendation, 
and this is a reasonable expectation, construc- 
tion can be started this spring or early summer 
and it is quite possible that the building will be 
ready for use before the close of the next college 

Things have moved very rapidly in the last 
few weeks of this campaign for a new Physical 
Education Building. December 30 had been 
named, as the date of final report and account- 
ing with the State Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance. The total fund on that date 
was $97,000 and the expenses of the campaign 
amounted to $10,000. It seemed evident to the 
committee that it would be unwise to attempt 
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With the desire and intent to provide oppor- 
tunities for constructive leadership by this 
College in the two fields of agricultural industry 
which have heretofore been represented by one 
combined department, the Board of Trustees 
at their recent annual meeting in Boston 
adopted the following plan: 

1. The Department of Animal and Dairy 
Husbandry was divided into two departments 
of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Industry with 
assignment to each of these departments of the 
teaching, research and extension functions indi- 
cated by these names. 

2. Prof. V. A. Rice was named as Head of 
the Department of Animal Husbandry. 

3. Prof. J. H. Frandsen was named as Head 
of the Department of Dairy Industry. 

4. The title of Enos J. Montague was changed 
from Head of the Farm Department and 
Assistant Professor of Farm Practice to Head 
of the Farm Department and Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Animal Husbandry with the under- 
standing that he be given such teaching func- 
tions in the latter department as shall be 
mutually agreed upon between himself and the 
head of that department and approved by the 
president of the College. 

5. These changes become effective immedi- 

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Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Earle S. Carpenter *24 
Kenneth A. Salman '24 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-officio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A, C, Amherst, Mass. 



Charles Harrington Spaulding '94 

Charles Harrington Spaulding died on Dec. 
31, 1929 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 
Medford, Mass., following an operation, the 
third which he had undergone in the past few 
months. Although he had been in poor health 
much of the past year, he was on duty at the 
post office during the Christmas rush, and did 
not quit until the last parcel had been disposed 
of on Christmas afternoon. 

Mr. Spaulding was born in Lexington, Jan. 
2, 1874. He received his early education in the 
Lexington public schools and later attended the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College from which 
he was graduated in 1894. 

After leaving college he was for six years 
proprietor of a fruit and dairy farm in Harvard, 
Mass. In 1903 he entered the employ of the 
U. S. Engineering Dept. as an inspector of 
dredging and continued this work until he be- 
came postmaster in Lexington in 1922. 

Mr. Spaulding was a member of the Follan 
(Unitarian) Church, and at the time of his 
death was a member of the parish committee. 
He was first vice-president and a director of 
the Lexington Co-operative Bank. 

During the World War he served in the 
Lexington State Guard company. 

Mr. Spaulding married Miss Martha Childs 
of Lexington who survives him together with 
a son, Edwin Harrington Spaulding, a daughter, 
Mrs. Gordon L. (Alice Mae) Kennedy, and one 
grand-daughter, all of East Lexington. 

Professor R. J. Sprague 

Many alumni of M.A.C. remember fondly 
Prof. R. J. Sprague who taught economics and 
sociology at this college from 1911 to 1921. 
They will be grieved to learn of his sudden 
death at Washington, D. C. on December 28. 
He had gone to Washington from Winter Park, 
Florida, where he was professor at Rollins 
College, to attend the meetings of the American 
Economics Association. His death was ascribed 
to a heart attack which occurred within an 
hour of the time he registered at his hotel. 

Dr. Sprague was the oldest member, in point 
of service, on the faculty staff at Rollins College. 
He had served for a time as president of this 
young institution. Mrs. Sprague, one son and 
two daughters survive him. 


'22 A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Irving R. 
Knapp, October 12, 1929 at Glen Rock, Pa. 

'24 A daughter, Carol, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Wallace F. Pratt, December 26, 1929 at Whit- 
man, Mass. 

'25 A son, Robert William, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Andrew W. Love, November 16, 1929 at 
Auburn, Mass. 

Carnegie Foundation Report 

Bulletin No. 24 of the Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of Teaching is called 
"The Literature of American School and 
College Athletics." 

It is doubtful if this volume will attract as 
wide comment from the press as did the now 
famous Bulletin No. 23, "American College 
Athletics." But to those actively connected 
with athletics in schools or colleges Bulletin 
No. 24 should be of interest. 

In this bulletin Prof. W. Carson Ryan, Jr. 
digests, excerpts and comments upon more 
than one thousand important books, periodical 
articles, and discussions concerning American 
college athletics, and summarizes the results of 
his study. 

In a foreword to the bulletin, Dr. Henry S. 
Pritchett, president of the foundation, considers 
"contrasts between the educational theory of 
college athletics" as set forth in Bulletin- No. 24 
and "the actual practice of college athletics as 
reflected in Bulletin No. 23." 

Bulletin No. 24, a complete readers' guide to 
literature concerning American school and 
college athletics, is the only compilation of its 
kind available. As such it is invaluable to 
coaches and teachers of physical education. 

This bulletin may be had without charge on 
application by mail or in person to the Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 
522 Fifth Ave., New York City. 

Lotta Agricultural Fund 

General E. R. Edwards, executor of the 
estate of Lotta M. Crabtree, has given word 
that the residue of the estate which is to com- 
prise the Lotta Agricultural Fund will not be 
determined until some other items in the estate 
are satisfied. 

He is confident, however, that there will be 
a considerable sum available for this fund. It 
probably will take another year to determine 
what this amount will be, and an additional 
six months before the income of the fund will 
be available for loans. This means that, after 
the amount of the Lotta Agricultural Fund has 
been determined and the fund set aside, it will 
be at least a year and a half before loans for 
agricultural purposes will be available to the 
graduates of M.A.C. 


'27 Theodore A. Farwell to Miss Mary H. 
Crane of Brattleboro, Vt., on January 3, 1930 
at Brattleboro, Vt. 

'29 "Andy" Coukos is teaching and coach- 
ing at Sharon Springs High School, Sharon 
Springs, N. Y. 

Employment Opportunities 

The Department of Education and Vocation 
of the University Club, Boston, Mass., co- 
operates in matters of employment with the 
New England Colleges and their alumni asso- 
ciations. It is designed to be of especial help 
to young graduates who need assistance on 
their vocational problems. 

The department has many and varied con- 
tacts with business and industrial enterprises 
throughout New England. The service is avail- 
able to all college graduates regardless of mem- 
bership in the University Club. 

Thumbnail sketches of situations available, 
given below, are typical of the employment 
opportunities offered by the department. 

Alumni may secure application blanks by 
writing to Stanley C. Lary, Director, Depart- 
ment of Education and Vocation, University 
Club, Boston, Mass. 

Typical Positions Available 

Construction Engineer — With rock tunnel 
experience, wanted by local concern for work 
near Worcester. Must be a big, husky fellow 
who knows how to handle explosives — having 
had experience in the use of them. Salary 
arranged. No. 1001. 

Analyst — Statistician — Wanted by local or- 
ganization, a young man twenty-four or twenty- 
five years of age — not wholly the research type 
but adaptable — one who can not only gather 
a great multitude of usable facts, but be able 
to put them in form for public dissemination. 
Salary $3,000 a year. No. 1006. 

Assistant in Purchasing Department — 
Young man wanted by an excellent textile 
organization in New England to work into 
purchasing department in one of their southern 
mills in North Carolina. A young man of 
excellent personality, not more than a year or 
two out of college. Twenty-five dollars a week 
to start. No. 1008. 

The above information is supplied by Mr. 
Emory E. Grayson '17, director of placement 
service, South College, M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. 


'92, '19, '19, and '15 Edward B. Holland, 
Charles O. Dunbar, Gerald M. Gilligan, and 
William L. Doran. "The Preparation and 
Effectiveness of Basic Copper Sulphate as a 
Fungicide." In Mass. Agri. Exp. Sta. Bui. 
254:124-149, 1929. 

'12 A new book, and a very good one, 
entitled "American Rock Gardens," has just 
been published by Stephen F. Hamblin. 

'15 William L. Doran. "Effects of Soil 
Temperature and Reaction on Growth of 
Tobacco Infected and Uninfected with Black 
Root-rot." In Jour. Agri. Res. 39:853-872, 1929. 

F W.H.Davis. "More about Lacto phenol." 
In Science 71:16, 1930. 

F John P. Jones. "Deficiency of Magnesium 
the Cause of a Chlorosis in Corn." In Jour. 
Agri. Res. 39:873-892, 1929. 

'15 Dr. Ernest E. Stanford describes in 
humorous narrative, well combined with un- 
obtrusive geologic and botanical information, 
a transcontinental flivver tour of four boys in 
a book called "The Mascot Goes Across." 
(Century Co., New York.) 

'17 Paul W. Dempsey of the M.A.C. Field 
Station at Waltham contributes an extended 
leading article to a recent New England Home- 
stead on growing early plants for the spring 
vegetable crop. 

'18 R. A. St. George. "The Southern Pine 
Beetle, a Serious Enemy of Pines in the South." 
U.S.D.A. Farm Bui., No. 1586, 1929, and "Pro- 
tection of Log Cabins, Rustic Work, and Un- 
seasoned Wood from Injurious Insects." U.S. 
D.A. Farm Bui., No. 1582, 1929. 

'28 W. W. Kennedy. "Landscape Gardening 
in Home Beautification." Bui. Miss. Agri. Exp. 
Sta., Mississippi A. & M. College. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, January 25, 1930 



There is a good basketball club at M.A.C. 
this winter. Though the final score in the 
Connecticut Aggie game at Storrs on January 
18 stands 37-23 in favor of Connecticut the 
courage of the M.A.C. team in fighting all 
through the game an eight point lead which 
Connecticut established in the first few minutes 
of play stamps the Aggie varsity as a team 
which must be commended. 

Captain "Freddie" Ellert of Holyoke is 
acting as floor coach of the team under "Kid" 
Gore, a not altogether new departure in Aggie 
athletics. Ellert is one of the smartest, clever- 
est and fastest basketball players ever to have 
played on an M.A.C. club. He sets a worthy 
example for his team mates. 

The starting line-up at Storrs was as follows: 
"Tim" Minkstein '31 of Westfield, If; Captain 
Ellert '30 of Holyoke, rf; Leon Stanisiewski 
'31 of Amherst, c; "Ray" Mann '30 of Dalton, 
rg; and "Jack" Foley '32 of Amherst, lg. John 
Paksarian '30 of Franklin has been alternating 
with Foley at left guard and Merrill Davis '31 
of South Lee has been playing some good 
basketball at center. Other men on the squad 
are Ralph Kneeland, Jr. '31 of Quincy. Maurice 
Suher '30 of Holyoke, Oscar Burbank, Jr. '30 
of Worcester, and Robert Tetro '32 of Williams- 
burg. Of these, Captain Ellert, Mann and 
Stanisiewski are letter men. Minkstein, cap- 
tain-elect of football shows possibilities for the 
making of a fine player. Stanisiewski and Mink- 
stein have been high scorers to date. 

The score of the opening game with Fitch- 
burg Normal School on January 8 was 41 to 13; 
of the game with Northeastern on January 11, 
25 to 23; and of the game with Clark Univer- 
sity on January 15, 30 to 17, all in favor of 
M.A.C. The game with Fitchburg gave every 
man on the Aggie squad an opportunity to 
play, and showed how various combinations of 
men might work together. The Northeastern 
game, a severe test so early in the season, 
coming on January 11, was nip and tuck 
after the varsity had overcome Northeastern's 
7 to 1 lead in the first quarter. 

On January 15 Clark was easily defeated by 
a far superior M.A.C. team. 


With six of last year's letter men on the 
squad the varsity hockey team led by Captain 
"Dick" Bond '30 of Needham and coached by 
"Red" Ball '21 already has won games from 
Connecticut Aggie 5-0, and Hamilton 3-2, and 
lost to the Army 3-5 and to Brown 7-0. 

The first string forward line consists of "Ed" 
Frost '31 of Arlington, lw; Richard W. Davis 
'31 of Melrose, c; and "Pete" Waechter '30 of 
Walpole, rw. A second forward line including 
"Al" Zuger '30 of New Haven, "Charlie" 
Manty '31 of Maynard, E. L. Hayes '30 and 
"Herb" Forest '32 of Arlington, brother of 
"Joe" Forest '28, twice captain of the Aggie 
hockey club, is frequently used for replacement. 
On the defense are Captain "Dick" Bond '30 
and "Whitey" Gunness '32 of Amherst, with 
"Norm" Myrick '31 of Longmeadow, brother 
of "Pat" Myrick '24, at goal. A squad of nine- 
teen men is reporting for practise, but, because 
of poor ice, has been handicapped greatly to 
date through lack of an actual playing surface. 
The game with Connecticut Aggie scheduled 
to be played on the Aggie rink, after being 
twice postponed because of poor ice, was finally 
played at the Eastern States Arena in Spring- 
field. The game to be played with St. Stephens 
at Annandale, N. Y. was cancelled because of 
poor ice. 

The Aggie offense is strong, and, with good 

replacement material, can be kept moving at 

top speed through most of a game. To date 

Captain Bond, on the defense, has played good 

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to urge the Commission to provide an addi- 
tional amount sufficient to assure the construc- 
tion of the complete building as planned. 
Therefore it was decided that effort should be 
made to get the State to appropriate $135,000 
to match the committee's pledge of $90,000 
and erect a building without the swimming 
pool; this to be done with the hope that a pool 
might be added later. 

The Commission gave assurance that they 
would make a recommendation for such a 
building, the committee to provide 40 percent 
of the cost, or $90,000, and the State 60 percent, 
or $135,000. 

Gift of Swimming Pool 
On January 4 a public spirited citizen who 
had learned that the committee had been 
unable to include a swimming pool offered to 
give $25,000 if a pool could be included in this 
building. The case was immediately reopened 
with the State Commission with the present 
result that an item is included in the Governor's 
Budget as described above. This co-operation 
between the State and the alumni committee 
is on the basis of the former supplying 60 per- 
cent of the funds and the latter 40 percent. 
The total contributed and pledged to date 
amounts to $122,000. With campaign expenses 
amounting to approximately $10,000 and with 
other contingent expenses possible, the com- 
mittee should raise $5,000 more before the first 
of April. No general solicitation is contemplated, 
however, and in view of the imminence of the 
building no difficulty is anticipated in securing 
this comparatively small sum. 

Alumni have given this project whole hearted 
and generous support. Of the $122,000 raised, 
alumni, students, faculty and other members of 
the college group have contributed $70,500. 
It is another splendid tribute to the loyalty of 
Aggie men to Alma Mater. 

The $287,500 provided by State appropri- 
ation and funds raised by the alumni com- 
mittee will provide a splendid building with 
practically all of the facilities of the one origin- 
ally planned and considerably superior in 
architectural appearance. Plans for the build- 
ing indicate that as a physical education plant 
it will rank favorably with that of any of the 
small colleges in the country. 

Location of Building 
The building will be located on the site 
between the present Drill Hall and the Paige 
Veterinary Laboratory. This location will 
place the building convenient to Alumni Ath- 
letic Field, Memorial Hall, and the Drill Hall. 
It will face the east and have direct frontal 
approach from Lincoln Avenue. It will be of 
two story construction. Facing Lincoln Ave. 
will be the forward section, 210 feet long and 
50 feet wide. A passageway in the center of 
this section leads to the cage, the rear section, 
which will be 180 feet long and 150 feet wide. 
The south wing of the first floor plan includes 
the main locker room containing 400 lockers, 
supply room for uniforms and equipment, and 
basket room. The basket system, now in 
successful operation in the Drill Hall and in 
use by many colleges and universities, will 
make possible the use of the locker facilities by 
well over 1000 students. Shower and toilet 
rooms adjoin the locker room. 

The swimming pool, 75 feet long and 30 feet 
wide, will be located in the north wing of the 
building. There will be seating space for 300 
on one side above the pool. At the extreme 
north end of this section of the building will be 
located the women's dressing room together 
with showers and lavatory in connection with 
the use of the pool by women students Pro- 
vision for women students here will be in close 
proximity to the present Drill Hall which is to 
be used as the women's gymnasium upon the 
completion of the new building. At present the 
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The Roister Doisters, of which Davis H. 
Elliott '30 is president, and Lucy A. Grunwaldt 
'30 is vice-president, have decided upon J. M. 
Barries Dear Brutus as their prom play for the 
coming season. As has been the case in past 
years, Prof. Frank Prentice Rand of the de- 
partment of English is to direct the production 
of the play. 

Dear Brutus will be available for off-campus 
presentation during the month of April. Alumni 
groups and other organizations interested in 
securing engagements should address inquiries 
to Manager Wilfred G. Purdy '30. 


As a result of recent elections Lionel C. 
Hartford, Jr. of Springfield, and Willard R. 
Ward of Brookline, both of the freshman class, 
are now members of the Collegian Board. 

The Collegian is at present conducting a 
kind of symposium on the question of deferred 
rushing. Certain undergraduates, members of 
the faculty, and alumni have been invited to 
contribute articles concerning their views on 
this question. 


With the exception of some literary work 
and about three drawings, the 1931 Index is 
practically completed. Former members of the 
present junior class, and others interested in 
securing copies (at three dollars) should make 
reservations by communicating in the near 
future with Manager Wynton Reid Dangel- 
maver '31. 

Musical Clubs 

The Bay State Entertainers have already 
scheduled a trip to Millis and Sharon, and plan 
to make another which will take them to the 
general vicinity of Concord. In addition, five 
or six local concerts have been scheduled, and 
several others have been tentatively arranged. 

The program is of an interesting and varied 
nature. It includes the presentation of A. A. 
Milne's The Camberley Triangle. The following 
is the cast: 

Kate Camberley Anne Hinchey '30 

Dennis Camberley Davis H. Elliott '30 

Cyril Norwood Arthur Johnson '31 

James S. Klar '33 of Springfield, accordian 
player, Muriel V. Brackett '33 of Marblehead, 
toe dancer, and the Campus Quartette, com- 
posed of Lucien W. Dean '30 of Millis, Allen 
S. West, Jr. of Springfield, Kenneth E. Hodge 
'32 of Monson and Robert C. Tetro '32 of 
Williamsburg : — all these are to appear in con- 
nection with the program offered by the Enter- 
tainers. Those interested in arranging for 
engagements should address letters of enquiry 
to one of the managers: Dean Swift '30 or 
Elsie Haubenreiser '30. 

The Aggie Revue 

The annual "Aggie Revue" under the 
direction of the Roister Doister Society took 
place in Bowker Auditorium on the evening of 
January 17. 

This revue is reminiscent, perhaps, of the 
once popular vaudeville, the acts being short 
and varied in character. Ten different numbers 
ranging from solo and ensemble dancing and 
popular musical offerings to a one-act play and 
concert music by the college orchestra were 
presented, altogether a diverting evening's 

James S. Klar '33 of Springfield, played^a 
piano accordian to the delight of the audience. 
The Camberley Triangle by A. A. Milne was 
intelligently presented by the samej-group 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, January 25, 1930 


w'76 Edward S. Ellis is practicing law in 
Miami, Florida. 

w'97 Dr. H. E. Stearns is on T.B. eradica- 
tion work, traveling in Pennsylvania. 

'05 Harold F. Thompson is one of the 
directors and chief pushers of the new whole- 
sale farmers market being organized by the 
Providence Market Gardeners for Providence, 
R. I. 

'06 Charles A. Tirrell is superintendent of 
Clarendon Hills Cemetery of Chicago. 

'07 Ralph J. Watts has been appointed 
treasurer of the Institute of Paper Chemistry, 
a graduate school affiliated with Lawrence 
College, Appleton, Wisconsin. 

'11 Arthur H. Sharpe has opened a new 
office as landscape architect at Oakville, Ontario, 
and reports plenty of work on hand. 

'12 Stephen P. Hamblin is secretary and 
director of a new enterprise known as Lexington 
Gardens, Inc., with headquarters at 93 Hancock 
St., Lexington, Mass. This is to be a test 
garden and nursery for new plants — something 
between a commercial nursery and a scientific 
botanical garden. 

'13 Thomas P. Dooley, junior master in 
charge of the agricultural department at the 
Jamaica Plain High School, Boston, Mass., 
was recently awarded the Silver Centennial 
medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural 

1930 Winter School 

Enrolling sixty students, the 1930 ten weeks 
Winter School at the College shows almost a 
100 percent increase over last year. Of this 
number eighteen are students in the Florists' 
course which is given only on alternate years 
and partly accounts for the jump in attendance. 

Four complete programs of study are offered. 
General farming, poultry raising, flower grow- 
ing, and greenkeeping. 

Despite the fact that nearly all states provide 
various winter school courses, many of the 
College short courses draw from a wide area 
and are not nearly so local in their constituency 
as many would think. In the florists' course 
students come from Maine, New Hampshire, 
Vermont, Connecticut, Illinois and New York, 
while the unique reputation of the greenkeeping 
course for highly specialized training has drawn 
students from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ken- 
tucky, New York, Illinois, Ohio, and Panama 
Canal Zone, a truly national service. On 
account of the strong interest in this work, and 
only limited facilities available at the College, 
as many applicants had to be placed on the 
waiting list as could be accepted, and the 
course is already nearly half filled for 1931. 

Seventeen students registered for the ten day 
course in milk testing and milk plant operation 
beginning January 13. 


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hockey, with the entire forward line sharing in 
the scoring. 

Winter Track 

Stating positively that he is not doing a 
"Gil Dobie," that he is not bewailing a cause 
long before it is lost, Coach^Derby of the varsity 
relay team declares that prospects for a success- 
ful varsity relay season at M.A.C. this winter 
are very dark, very poor indeed. 

There are only two letter men available to 
the team, and both of these men are unable to 
report because of injuries. Captain Harold 
Robertson '30 of Leyden cut his hand severely 
during Christmas vacation, while Clarence 
Hammond '30 of Needham, captain-elect of 
spring track, has wrenched his knee and it is 
doubtful if he will be ready for track even in 
the spring. 

Candidates for the team who look like good 
prospects are "Bob" Rooney '31 of Reading 
and "Ray" Smith '30 of Needham. 


For just five minutes may I stay with you, 

And watch the colors in the western sky, 

And mirrored in the pond the elm trees too, 

And all those people down there going by. 

Let's stay a while until the sun has set 

Behind those purple hills, and one by one 

The lights appear on campus. All is quiet, 

But a joyous sort of quiet of the day's work done. 

Then we must go, as one must always go, 

The places that we love we leave too soon, 

And friends that we can just begin to know. 

We'll part and go our separate ways in June, 

But if I never see you any more 

At least life won't be as it was before. 

Miriam Loud '30 


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This plan provides for the development and 
management of the flocks and herds on the 
College farm from the joint viewpoints of 
efficient farm management and adequate pro- 
vision of illustrative material for teaching. It 
is believed that this combination of classroom 
teaching of the scientific principles of breeding 
and management of farm animals with the 
practical operation of the college herds and 
flocks on an adequate scale to insure good farm 
management procedure will put the animal 
husbandry of this College in the position of 
leadership for New England which it desires 
to maintain. 

At the same time, the new organization of 
the Department of Dairy Industry will give a 
similar opportunity for leadership by this 
College in the development of the program and 
details of operation of the movement for a 
New England-wide dairy industry program. 


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which will appear in the play with the Bay 
State Entertainers. 

The college orchestra presented the following 

Andantino Lemare 

Hungarian Dance No. 5 Brahms 

Campus Memories Arr. by Serely 

This orchestra of about twenty undergradu- 
ates has been formed as a part of a course in 
music given by Dr. Miles H. Cubbon, the 
course being intended to train students to play 
ensemble music. 


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plans, and, while some consolidation^has been 
necessary, they feel that none of the essentials 
have been lost and some advantages have been 

The efforts of the many persons who have 
helped in this campaign are sincerely appreci- 
ated. By unanimous vote the special thanks of 
the Board were extended to Philip F. Whitmore, 
chairman of the committee, and_to Curry S. 
Hicks, manager of the campaign. 

R. W. Thatcher 

President of College 

Hadn't You 




June 13, 14, 15, 16 


'15 Earle S. Draper, landscape architect 
and engineer of Charlotte, N. C, addressed the 
M.A.C. student body at Assembly on January 
15. His talk regarding some physical and 
social aspects of North Carolina was well 

'16 T. Carlton Upham is in Paris, France, 
appearing with the new company of Paris- 
American Players. 

w'17 Earl Breckenridge is playing in the 
orchestra at the Mount Royal Hotel, Montreal, 

'20 Ralph Stedman accompanied the basket- 
ball team to Storrs, Conn., recently in the 
capacity of advisory coach. 

'22 "Don" Lacroix, who was formerly 
located in Sandusky, Ohio, is at present in 
Amherst, living at 24 North Prospect Street. 

'23 "Norm" Hilyard is manager of the 
Scranton News Agency, a branch of the Ameri- 
can News Co., Inc. His home address is 924 
Pine St., Scranton, Pa. 

'24_ "Al" Waugh broadcast a play by play 
description over station WCAC, the Connecti- 
cut Agricultural College station at Storrs, 
Conn., of the M.A.C. -Connecticut Aggie basket- 
ball game on Saturday night, January 18; and 
a fine job he did. "Al" is assistant professor of 
economics at the Connecticut Agricultural 

w'26 "Walt" Cutler, assistant in pomology 
at M.A.C, is coaching the Northampton 
Commercial College basketball team. 

'26 "Ted" Grant has returned from Hondu- 
ras and Guatemala where for the past three 
years he has been doing special research work 
for the United Fruit Company. 

'26 "Peggy" Shea is working for an M.A. 
degree in English at Columbia University. 

w'26 "Ron" Jack's Deerfield High School 
basketball team recently played the M.A.C. 
freshmen in the Drill Hall. "Ron" has been 
elected president of the Western Massachusetts 
Basketball Coaches Club, and "Larry" Briggs 
'27, M.A.C. freshman coach, has been elected 

'26 "Fran" Baker was on the campus re- 
cently with his wife and year-old daughter. 
"Fran" is working at the Japanese Beetle 
Laboratory in Moorestown, N. J. 


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indoor physical education activities of women 
students are conducted in a classroom in Stock- 
bridge Hall with no showers whatever available. 

The cage or recreation hall, which has a dirt 
floor, will make possible a general exercise pro- 
gram throughout the year in comparison with 
the usual six weeks in the fall and eight weeks 
in the spring when outdoor work can be done 
at present. A track 12 feet wide is to run 
around the sides of the cage, while directly 
above the track will be a balcony of the same 
width. In the winter months a removable 
board floor, 96 feet long by 48 feet wide, will 
be laid across one end of the dirt floor area for 
basketball. Knockdown type of bleachers 
placed on each side of this floor and adjacent 
balcony space will furnish seating accommo- 
dation for spectators. The cage will offer a 
suitable place for dismounted drill for the 
military students and might be used for large 
public gatherings, as well as for its original 
purpose as a general laboratory for physical 
education activities. 

The second floor of the south wing will 
include three large dressing rooms, a treatment 
room, and showers and toilets. The main 
central section will contain the department 
offices, trophy room, coat rooms, women's rest 
room and lavatory, and a commodious lobby. 
In the north wing will be a class room, ex- 
amination room, photography room with dark 
room adjoining, and a faculty dressing room. 





Vol. XL R GS™ a n°S e Amherst, Massachusetts, February 25, 1930 

Entered at P. O. Amherst, Mass. 
as second class matter 

No. 7 



Professor Frank Prentice Rand of the de- 
partment of English has on file the following 
list of M.A.C. graduates now teaching English: 

Edith Bertenshaw '29, Ashland High School 

Arthur C. Curtis '94, Springfield High School 

William L. Dole '28, University Extension, 

Benjamin Gamzue '23, New York University 

Maxwell H. Goldberg '28, M.A.C. 

Belding F. Jackson '22, Springfield High 

John F. Lambert '26, Greensboro (Vt.) High 

John Moran '26, Montgomery (Vt.) High 

Faith Packard '29, M.A.C. 

Josephine Panzica '28, Vineyard Haven High 

Marjorie Pratt '28, Bristol (Vt.) High School 

Kenneth C. Randall '22, Michigan State 

Dallas Lore Sharpe '26, Springfield Inter- 
national College 

Frederick C. Stearns '16, Adams High School 

Thomas Howard '27, Suffield School, Conn. 

Thomas Varnum '24, New Haven High School 

This list is, of course, not entirely correct 
and any further information would be appreci- 

Mr. Rand says, "Our group of graduate 
students makes a very attractive array: Dick 
Wendell '23 and Russell Noyes '24 in pursuit 
ot their doctorates at Harvard, (Dick by the 
way, occasionally pinch-hitting for Bliss Perry 
in one of the latter's lecture courses); Ells- 
worth Barnard '28 in pursuit of the same 
degree at Minnesota, where he got his M.A. 
with a thesis on Swinbourne last June; Peggy 
Shea '26 coaxing Lord Houghton (Milnes) out 
of obscurity at Columbia; and the Robertsons 
'29 at Cornell, Bill working upon Wordsworth 
and Betty upon 18th century prose." 



Washington Alumni Club 
Holds Annual Banquet 

On the night of February 8 the M.A.C. Alumni 
Club of Washington, D. C. held its annual ban- 
quet at the Cosmos Club in Washington. 

"Gyp" Goodwin '18 spoke on "Recent De- 
velopments on the Campus," Captain Everett 
Upson '17 on "What College Meant to Me," 
and Dr. L. O. Howard on "M.A.C. Men and 
Aggie Training." 

Following an entertainment and singing of 
college songs there was a business meeting at 
which a new constitution was adopted and a 
new executive committee appointed. 

Fraternity Banquets Attract Alumni 

This year, as last, there was no mid-winter 
alumni day held in conjunction with the annual 
fraternity initiation banquets. 

Important business of the Alumni Associ- 
ation will be brought before the members at 
the annual Commencement-time meeting. 

About one hundred alumni returned to their 
respective banquets, which were held at the 
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Dr. W. E. Hinds '99, entomologist of the 
Louisiana Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana, reports an outstanding list of gradu- 
ates present at the recent scientific meetings in 
Des Moines, Iowa. Included in the group were 
Dr. E. P. Felt '91, chief entomologist of the 
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Stamford, 

Major A. C. Monahan '00, educational ad- 
visor, Central Scientific Co. and Kewannee 
Mfg. Co., Washington, D. C. 

Dr. A. W. Morrill '00, consulting entomolo- 
gist, Los Angeles, Calif. 

J. A. Hyslop '08, senior entomologist, U. S. 
Bureau of Entomology, Washington, D. C. 

T. H. Jones '08, senior entomologist, U. S. 
Bureau of Entomology, Melrose Highlands, 

Dr. W. S. Regan '08, entomologist, California 
Spray Co., Yakima, Washington. 

J. F. McLaine '10, entomologist, Canadian 
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada. 

Dr. Frank L. Thomas '10, state entomologist, 
College Station. Texas. 

O. G. Anderson '13, professor of horticulture, 
Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. 

C. M. Packard '13, senior entomologist, U.S. 
Bureau of Entomology, West Lafayette, Ind. 

Dr. Stanley B. Freeborn '14, associate pro- 
fessor and associate entomologist, University 
of California, Davis, Calif. 

Dr. P. A. Readio '20, assistant professor of 
entomology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 

H. H. Richardson '26, research fellow, Iowa 
State College, Ames, Iowa. 

Dr. Hinds says, "It has been the custom 
for the former studetiiirfi^Vof. C. H. Fernald 
and Dr. Henry T. IIP mo get together for 

dinner during the II llMogical meetings. 

This constitutes an alumni reunion with an 
unusually wide field of representation." At 
this particular meeting Dr. Hinds presented a 
scientific paper dealing with recent entomological 
work in Louisiana. 

Leaves of Absence for College Staff 

In accordance with the plan for leaves of 
absence for professional improvement adopted 
by the Trustees of the College last year, three 
leaves of absence were granted at the recent 
annual meeting of the Board. Prof. J. S. 
Chamberlain, head of the department of 
chemistry, was granted leave of absence for 
next year for the purpose of travel in Europe 
and study at Oxford University. Prof. R. A 
VanMeter was granted leave of absence for 
next year for the purpose of study at Corne 
University. Prof. A. E. Cance, head of the 
department of agricultural economics, was 
granted leave of absence for the spring and 
summer terms of 1931 for the purpose of travel 
in South America. 

The building program of the College has been 
very intimately associated with the history of 
the College, if, indeed, it has not been a large 
chapter in that history. It is interesting, 
therefore, to glance back upon the development 
of our campus from those first days in 1867 
before looking ahead to 1935, which latter is 
the real purpose of this article. 

The first college buildings were constructed 
in 1867 and were the present Physics Labora- 
tory, the original South College which burned 
in 1885, the Durfee Glass House, and the first 
section of the old Chemistry Laboratory which 
burned in 1922. In the next twenty-three 
years or up to 1900, six buildings of major 
importance were added although, judged on 
today's standards, the Drill Hall and the 
Mathematics Building, which were two of 
these, would hardly be considered major build- 
ings. The others were North College, the Stone 
Chapel (now the Library), new South College, 
and Paige Laboratory. The most costly of 
these buildings was the new South College 
which cost 837,000. All of these buildings 
built prior to 1900 represented an investment 
of $213,500. 

During the first ten years of the twentieth 
century, eight more major buildings were 
added to the campus. In the order of their 
construction, these were Draper Hall, Wilder 
Hall, Power Plant, Clark Hall, North Section 
of French Hall, new Durfee Glass House, 
Fernald Hall and Dairy Barns. Fernald Hall 
at $80,000 and Clark Hall at $67,400, repre- 
sented the larger investments in this program 
the total cost of which was $300,000. It was 
decidedly a period of growth and expansion of 
physical properties. 

Intensive Construction 

The next decade, 1911 to 1920, was the 
period of greatest building expansion. During 
these ten years, ten new buildings of major 
importance were added to the campus and 
numerous additions and structures of minor 
nature were completed. The total investment 
in new construction amounted to $600,000. 
This was the period in which were built Stock- 
bridge Hall, Flint Laboratory, Abigail Adams 
Dormitory, Grinnell Arena, Infirmary, Micro- 
biology Building, Agricultural Engineering 
Building, Fisher Laboratory, South Section of 
French Hall, and the first Cavalry Stable. 

In the nine years since 1920, only three new 
buildings of major importance have been con- 
structed and one of these is Memorial Hall, 
which was a gift from alumni and friends. The 
Goessmann Chemistry Laboratory built in 
1922 at a cost of $300,000 is the most costly 
building on the campus, and this with the new 
Horticultural Manufactures Building which 
will cost $70,000 represent the major investments 
of the State in buildings at this College during 
these nine years. While a number of smaller 
construction projects were also undertaken 
during this period, it has not been one of con- 
siderable building expansion. 

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The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1930 


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Entered as" second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-officio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Officb, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Belton A. Copp w'73 

Belton A. Copp, well known banker of New 
London, Conn., died at his home in Groton, 
Conn., January 20, following a short illness. 
He was born in Groton, January 8, 1854. 

Mr. Copp began his education in Groton and, 
at the age of fifteen, entered M.A.C. with the 
class of '73. 

He left college in 1871 to become a clerk with 
the banking firm of Vermilye & Co., New York 
City, where he remained until 1877. Then for 
two years he was a stock broker at Oil City, 
Penn. Returning to Connecticut he obtained a 
position as clerk in the New London National 
Whaling Bank, of which institution he was 
president from 1912 until the time of his death. 
He also was president of the New London 
Savings Bank. 

Through Mr. Copp's death the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College has lost a generous sup- 
porter, and the Alumni Association an active, 
interested member. 


'23 Wilbur H. Marshman to Miss Ethel H. 
Wood, December 12, 1929, at Wales, Mass. 

FG Harold C. Cowell to Miss Elizabeth 
Dunlop of Auburndale, September 14, 1929. 


'27 & F A daughter, Joan, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Ralph France, January 24, 1930 at Amherst, 

'21 A daughter, Doris Elaine, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert M. Gould at Shelburne Falls, 

'13 & '22 A daughter, Nancy Gordon, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Harold M. Gore, February 13, 1930 
at Amherst, Mass. 

'21 A son, Edward Julian, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank S. Davenport, February 1, 1930 at 
Boston, Mass. 

'23 A son, Richard Wendell to Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred G. Sears, Jr., February 3, 1930 at 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

'24 A son, Donald Erie, to Mr. and Mrs. 
H. Erie Weatherwax, October 9, 1929 at Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

Military Ball 

A number of alumni were present at the 
annual Military Ball, held on Friday night, 
February 7 in the Drill Hall. This is an affair 
which appears to have assumed all the im- 
portance of Soph-Senior Hop and all the 
brilliance of Prom. 

Guests of honor of the evening included 
Dean Machmer of the College and Mrs. 
Machmer, President Thatcher and Mrs. 
Thatcher, Mrs. Edwin White and Prof, and 
Mrs. Harold M. Gore. 

Kappa Sigma Conclave 

The annual conclave of District 1 of the 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity was held at the 
College over the week-end of February 8. 
Gamma Delta Chapter acted as host. The 
visiting delegates and friends reciprocated in 
the evening by assisting the local chapter in 
celebrating its twenty-fifth annual initiation 
banquet. Although these conclaves of late have 
been held at the different colleges in the district 
this is the first year that M.A.C. has been so 

At the business meeting held Saturday morn- 
ing official delegates reported from the chapters 
at Harvard, M.I.T., Dartmouth, the University 
of New Hampshire, Bowdoin and the Univer- 
sity of Vermont as well as from M.A.C. and the 
Boston Alumni Chapter. The feature of the 
conclave program was the open forum con- 
ducted during the afternoon session. Among 
the invited guests were representatives from 
the fraternities at M.A.C. and several members 
of the faculty. The subject for discussion was 
"The Relation of the Fraternity to its College 
or University." Prof. Frank A. Waugh, Dis- 
trict Grand Master, presided. He presented a 
series of questions bearing on college and fra- 
ternity practice. Replies were made by all 
delegates as well as by the representatives of 
the visiting fraternities. 

Greetings from the headquarters of Kappa 
Sigma were brought by Rollie W. Bradford of 
Denver, Colorado, who in addition to being a 
direct descendant of the famous Governor 
Bradford of Colonial Massachusetts is Grand 
Master of the fraternity. 

Following the open forum a closed session 
was held in French Hall at which the local 
chapter gave a model initiation. The program 
was concluded by an illustrated explanatory 
lecture given by Charles I. Gates of Boston. 
In the evening Gamma Delta Chapter cele- 
brated its silver anniversary. Included among 
the eighty members of the fraternity present 
were several who had taken an active part in 
the installation of the Chapter at M.A.C. 

Central New York Alumni Gathering 

The Central New York M.A.C. Alumni 
Association held its annual supper meeting 
January 16 at the Powers Hotel, Rochester, 
N. Y. This meeting is held in connection with 
the western meeting of the New York State 
Horticultural Society and each year is becom- 
ing more popular, according to the report of 
Lewis M. Van Alstyne '18 secretary of the 
club and horticulturist at the New York Ex- 
periment Station, Geneva, N. Y. 

This year twenty-three alumni from New 
York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsyl- 
vania were in attendance. W. R. Cole w'02, 
extension specialist of M.A.C, gave a report on 
the new physical education building; F. F. 
Noble '28 led the singing and "Jack" Coombs 
was toastmaster. 


This is the best time of the year to secure 
openings in agricultural and horticultural work. 
Anyone wishing to change jobs or secure a new 
job should get in touch with this office now, 
as there are many calls for men in the early 
spring. Following are sketches of three recent 
requests for men. 

(1) The Executive Committee of the Farm 
Bureau voted recently to hire an assistant to 
work in promoting the Farm Bureau. 

This will mean that he must be a man able 
to meet farmers on their farms, and know a 
good deal about farm conditions. 

He will have to do some extension work and 
will have to make sales of lime, fertilizer, grain, 

Have you any one on your list whom you 
could recommend for this job? The salary to 
start with could not be much over $2,000 and 
I do not think the committee would want to 
hire a man just out of college unless he had had 
considerable farm experience. 

(2) A young man to take charge of our 
Flower Store — honest and with ability — take 
the interest that he would if it were his own 
business. The right man will be awarded as to 

(3) Estate Farm Manager in Virginia, 
145 miles from Washington, D. C. — 1000 acres 
as yet undeveloped — sheep would be the main 
crop — also, flowers, fruit, vegetables, etc. School 
and church facilities, house and usual per- 
quisites go with the job. Man must be honest 
and very loyal and be able to maintain disci- 
pline. Should be energetic and aggressive. 
State salary when applying. 

Further information about these and others 
may be obtained from Emory E. Grayson, 
Placement Service, M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. 


'11 Bernhard Ostrolenk has an article "The 
Revolution in Banking Theory" in the February 
1930 Atlantic Monthly. 

'13 Harold M. Gore. "History of Football 
at the Massachusetts Agricultural College," 
Chapter II, "Football at M.A.C. in the 80s.' 
Earl Carpenter '24, Extension Service, M.A.C., 
is handling the distribution of the book which 
sells for $1.00 a copy. Proceeds go to the 
Varsity Club. 

'24 Nandor Porges. "Nitrate Changes in a 
Fertile Soil as Influenced by Sodium Nitrate 
and Ammonium Sulfate." Reprinted from Soil 
Science, Vol. XXVIII, No. 6, December 1929. 

'26 John Hyde contributes some fine draw- 
ings and designs to a bulletin entitled "Home 
Beautification" written by Sam F. Brewster 
of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 

Professor Frank A. Waugh. "Wilderness to 

Keep," in the February 1930 Review of Reviews. 

"Everybody's Garden," a book 

published by the Orange Judd Publishing Co., 

New York City. 

"Instruction in Landscape Gar- 
dening in American Colleges: A Review and 
Criticism." Reprinted from the Proceedings of 
the International Congress of Plant Sciences, 
2 : 988-993. 1929. 

Willard A. Wattles and Sam T. Dana, two 
former members of the faculty contribute to a 
new anthology "Forest Fire and other Verse." 

'29 Ruth Adelaide Faulk recently enter- 
tained the Alumni Agricultural Club of the 
Brockton High School at her home in Framing- 
ham, Mass. The following people who either 
have or have had connection with M.A.C. were 
present: George Erickson '19, Emil Erickson 
w'25, Harry A. Ball '20, Leo Fitzpatrick '23, 
Charles F. Oliver, Jr. '25, Charles P. Reed '26, 
L. Chester Marston, Jr. '28, John Bunten '31, 
Edwin E. Whitmore S.S.A.'27, Allan Lynn 
S.S.A.'30, Barney Raffin S.S.A.'30, Lawrence 
Sundberg S.S.A.'31, Wesley Faulk S.S.A.'31. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1S30 


Hockey Season Successful 

The 1930 hockey season is now history — and 
rather good reading it makes. The Aggie team 
won seven out of eleven games, defeating 
Connecticut Aggies 5-0 and 2-1, Bates 2-1 and 
4-3, Hamilton 3-2, New Hampshire 2-1 and 
Amherst 2-0. Games lost were to the Army 5-3, 
Brown 7-0, Northeastern 1-0 and Williams 4-2. 

Every skater on the team was a potential 
scorer as shown by the individual record 
of goals, "Herb" Forest (f) 6, "Ed" 
Frost (f) 5, "Charlie" Manty (f) 4, Capt. 
"Dick" Bond (d) 3, "Pete" Waechter 
(t) 2, "Dick" Davis (c) 2, "Art" Brown (d) 2, 
and "Whitey" Gunness (d) 1. The work of 
"Norm" Myrick at goal was dependable and at 
times sensational. 

Coach "Red" Ball '21, looks forward to a 
third consecutive successful season inasmuch 
as only two of the above group of players, 
Captain "Dick" Bond and "Pete" Waechter, 
will be lost to the club through graduation. 

On Saturday, February 1, "Jack" Hutchinson 
'14, captain of the M.A.C. hockey team in 
1913, led the Boston All-Stars, including "Dave" 
Buttrick '17, former varsity goal tender, to a 
6-4 victory over the varsity in a practice game 
on the Aggie rink. "Jack" scored five goals for 
the All-Stars, and was commended by the 
Collegian for his "youthful and superb athletic 

From a spectator's standpoint, the outstand- 
ing game of the year was probably the game 
with Amherst, played February 5 on the Aggie 
Pond. Here was a contest in which, at times, 
was displayed all the ruggedness of play com- 
monly associated only with professional hockey. 
The Aggie team carried on a constant, aggressive 
offense, forcing the play all the way. It was a 
pleasing sight. 

"Stars in Stripes" 

Because of their skill on the court and be- 
cause of their horizontally striped maroon and 
white uniforms the M.A.C. basketball players 
have been aptly named the "Stars in Stripes." 

The team has won every game of the season 
played on the home court, as well as winning 
the game with Worcester Tech at Worcester 
33-27 and the game with Wesleyan at Middle- 
town 26-25. The game with New Hampshire 
on January 24 was won 28-19 on the Drill 
Hall floor. But on January 29 a powerful 
Army team took the "Stars in Stripes" into 
camp 48-22 at West Point, which, at least, has 
a logical sound. 

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Fraternity Banquets 

(Continued from Page 1) 
following places: Phi Sigma Kappa at Draper 
Hall, Q.l .V. at the Mansion House, Greenfield, 
Kappa Epsilon at the Lathrop in South Deer- 
field, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Chi, and Delta 
Phi Alpha at the Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst, 
Sigma Phi Epsilon at the Terrace Inn, Hadley, 
Alpha Sigma Phi at the Hotel Northampton, 
Northampton, Kappa Sigma at Draper Hall, 
and Alpha Gamma Rho at the Weldon in 
Greenfield, Mass. 

Construction in 1929-30 

The Legislature made available §127,950 last 
year for special construction at the College. 
The Horticultural Manufactures Laboratory at 
§70,000 was the largest single item -in the 
appropriation. This building is now nearly 
completed and it is expected that it will be 
ready for use with the beginning of the spring 
term, the first of April. It is a two story build- 
ing with a basement, of plain construction, 
brick and cement, and is located just west of 
Flint Laboratory. It includes laboratories, 
class rooms, and offices to adequately house the 
research, extension and resident teaching activi- 
ties of the department. 

Fourteen thousand dollars was appropriated for 
the purpose of building an addition to Grinnell 
Arena in which to carry on the laboratory and 
instruction classes in Meats and Meat 
Products. This is now completed and in use. 

The milk receiving and pasteurizing room at 
Flint Laboratory has been newly tiled. A six 
car garage was built near the Power Plant for 
the use of that department and the College 
Farm. A new Poultry House and a hot water 
brooder was added to the equipment of the 
Poultry Department. The Brooks' Farm Barn 
was remodeled and repaired to serve as a stable 
for positive reactors in the dairy herd in which 
effort is being made to eliminate contagious 

A much needed improvement was accom- 
plished by macadamizing the road in front of 
South and North Colleges and to the Power 
Plant. It is hoped that this good work may be 
continued by improving part of the campus 
roads each year. 

A special bill passed by the Legislature last 
year appropriated §15,000 for additional green- 
house and laboratory space at the Market 
Garden Field Station at Waltham to provide 
for research in floriculture. The construction 
is now practically completed and two new 
research men have been assigned to duty there 
to investigate the problems of the commercial 
flower growers. 


Bay State Entertainers 

The Bay State Entertainers, managed by 
Gilbert Dean Swift '30 and Elsie Haubenreiser 
'30, have to date given several off-campus 
presentations of their program. Audiences at 
Northampton, Florence, and Sunderland have 
very cordially welcomed their entertainment. 
Arrangements have been completed for the 
appearance of the Entertainers in Springfield, 
Millis, Charleston, and Amherst. 

Roister Doisters Cast Prcm Play 

Rehearsals for the "prom" play, "Dear 
Brutus," are getting under way. The following 
is the cast: 

Lob Henry D. Carpenter '31 

Coade Bruce G. Bottomly '31 

Dearth Davis H. Elliott '30 

Purdie Oscar F. Burbank, Jr. '30 

Matey George S. King '32 

Alice Lucy A. Grunwaldt '30 

Joanna Anne E. Hinchey '30 

Mable Christine V. Markus '32 

Margaret Pauline A. Spiewak '31 

Lady Caroline Alice G. Stiles '30 

Mrs. Coade Gertrude J. Davis '30 

Men's Understudy Arthur C. Johnson '31 

Women's Understudy. . . .Evelyn M. Lyman '31 

There are to be two local presentations of the 
play — one on April 24 in connection with 
"prom" festivities, the other, on May 3, before 
an audience made up ot guests brought here by 
High School Day. 

The play will be available for off-campus 
presentation between these two dates. In- 
dividuals or organizations desiring to reserve 
dates should communicate with Manager 
Wilfred G. Purdy of the Roister Doisters. 

Debating Team Wins 
Opening Contest 

Upholding the negative of the proposition, 
"Resolved, that the nations should adopt a 
plan of complete disarmament excepting such 
forces as are needed for police duty," the 
varsity debating team of M.A.C. on February 
11 started the season by winning a victory over 
the team representing the University of Maine. 
The visiting team was made up of the following 
members: Harry R. Mayers, Charles E. 
O'Connor, and John B. Gehring. 

The M.A.C. debaters were: Leonard A. 
Salter, Jr. '32 of Springfield; Milton I. Coven 
'30 of the same city; and Theodore Marcus '30 
of Roxbury. *T^ 

Professor Frederick M. Cutler of the M.A.C. 
faculty acted as chairman of the debate, which 
(Continued on Page 4. col. 1> 

New Abbatoir Addition to Grinnell Arena 
which was recently completed 

New Horticultural Manufactures Building 
located west of Flint Laboratory 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1930 


75 John A. Barri is president of the Berk- 
shire Mill Coal Co. of Bridgeport, Conn. 

'98 John S. Eaton received the degree of 
Bachelor of Law from the University of Miami, 
Florida, last June. He is in the law and bank- 
i ng business in Miami. 

'12 Curtis Peckham is vocational counselor 
for the Boston public schools. His address is 
190 So. Walker St., Taunton, Mass. 

'16 Lewis "Dutch" Schlotterbeck as statis- 
tician for the Massachusetts Auto Rating and 
Accident Prevention Bureau helps make the 
rates for compulsory automobile liability in- 
surance in Massachusetts. 

'16 & '14 Stanley W. Hall reporting on a 
meeting with Henry J. Woods at the National 
Flower Show at Chicago tells that the last 
time he met "Hen" was in 1918 when he helped 
to load him on a stretcher in the mud of the 
Argonne Forest after he and a passing "boche" 
shell had made connections. 

'17 Robert S. Boles, former maroon and 
•white athlete, is now a designer and builder of 
power boats and skiffs and a dealer in marine 
equipment at Humarock, Mass. 

'18 H. Raymond Baker has resigned as 
Assistant professor of bacteriology at the Uni- 
versity of Delaware, Newark, Del., and is now 
pathologist with the State Board of Agriculture, 
Dover, Del. 

'18 Theodore H. Reuman, principal of the 
Bartlett School of Tree Surgery, Stamford, 
Conn., received his M.A. from Columbia last 

'19 John W. Vickers, diminutive basketball 
star at M.A.C. in days gone by, has been 
located at Seattle, Washington, where he is a 
chemist with the Carnation Milk Products Co. 
'20 Guy F. MacLeod is employed as an 
entomologist in Ithaca, N. Y. 

'18 Forrest "Goo" Grayson is director of 
the laboratories of the Detroit Creamery Co., 
Detroit, Michigan. 

'21 Harold Poole's Melrose High School 
hockey team has won the Greater Boston 
Suburban League championship. His team was 
unbeaten and unscored upon, champions beyond 
a doubt. 

'21 Newton E. Lincoln recently of St. Paul, 
Minn, has been appointed by the Arlington 
Street Church, Boston, as director of church 
and community activities. 

'21 Philip L. Robinson announces the open- 
ing of a new office at Great Neck, L. I., N. Y., 
for the general practice of landscape architec- 
ture. Mr. Robinson has been for some time 
consulting architect for the Grace development 
and has established himself very comfortably 
in business in that section. 

'22 George Packer is in Chicago handling 
the advertising for about sixty prep schools in 
the middle west. 


June 13, 14, 15, 16 

Basketball Tournament 

The third annual invitation basketball tourna- 
ment for small high schools is to be held at the 
College, March 5, 6, 7, and 8 under the direction 
of the Department of Physical Education. 
"Larry" Briggs '27 of the department is in 
charge of the tournament. 

Eight high schools will send teams to com- 
pete for the prizes which include a cup for 
sportsmanship, a trophy for the most valuable 
player in the contest, charms for the "all 
tournament" team to be selected during the 
contest, the basketballs used in the tournament, 
gold and silver basketballs, and the champion- 
ship plaque which is presented to the winners 
on the last night of the tournament. This 
plaque remains in the permanent possession of 
the school winning it three years. The Deer- 
field High School team coached by "Ron" 
Jack '26 already has won the plaque for two 
successive years. 


Three members of the college staff recently 
took part at the annual Farm and Home Week 
of the Ohio State College, Columbus, Ohio. 
Miss Marion Tucker, assistant professor of 
home economics and W. W. Chenoweth, head 
of the department of horticultural manufactures 
gave several talks before the women's group on 
clothing and canning respectively. V. A. 
Tiedjens, assistant research professor of vege- 
table gardening, spoke in connection with the 
vegetable growers' program. 

Lawrence S. Dickinson, assistant professor of 
horticulture, was recently made an honorary 
member of the National Association of Green- 
keepers. The annual convention of this associ- 
ation was held at Louisville, Ky., at which Mr. 
Dickinson gave a very interesting talk. 

Professor Frank A. Waugh has recently been 
appointed a councilor of the National Parks 

Debating Team Wins 

(Continued from Page 3) 

Was conducted according to the American 
■adaptation of the Oxford system. The judges, 
Rev Frederick Eicher, pastor of the Unity 
Church at Amherst; Mr. Walter A. Dyer, 
author and local historian; and Mr. Ralph W. 
Haskins, of the Amherst High School faculty, 
rendered a divided decision in favor of the 
M.A.C. debaters. 

The three remaining debates of the season all 
on the disarmament question are bunched to- 
gether at the end of this month. On February 
26 the team representing Colby will meet the 
MA C. team here at Amherst; on February 27, 
the M.A.C. team will journey to Burlington to 
debate with the University of Vermont team; 
on February 28, the Massachusetts team will 
meet that of Clark at Worcester. 

Dr. O. C. Boyd has been appointed to the 
faculty as extension specialist in plant path- 
ology. He received his degree of bachelor of 
science in agriculture from Oklahoma A. & M. 
College in 1916 and his Ph.D. from Cornell in 
1923. He was plant pathologist of the Georgia 
State Board of Entomology from 1923 to 
January 1930. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

It is, therefore, greatly encouraging to have 
the assurance of State officials that the five- 
year building program about to be undertaken 
by the Commonwealth will include at least 
three major construction enterprises for the 
College and, since $172,500 for the Physical 
Education Building is in the Governor's recom- 
mendations for this year's budget, it is apparent 
that the outstanding building needs of the 
College are about to be met. 

Note: This article will be continued next 
month with information regarding the New 
Building Program. 


'22 Harry J. Talmage, county agent for 
Berkshire County Extension Service, has been 
elected master of the Pittsfield Grange. 

'22 Irving R. Knapp is manager of the Glen 
Rock Steam Bakery, Glen Rock, Pa. 

'23 "Gil" Irish is with the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricul- 
tural Economics in New York City. 

'23 Donald G. Nowers sends out a very fine 
illustrated announcement of a complete land- 
scape service. He has gone into partnership 
with Thomas B. Kerck at Allentown, Penn. 
The business covers landscape design, consul- 
tation, contracting, construction and mainte- 

'23 "Jimmie" Beal whose address is 501 
Lewis Bldg., Portland, Oregon, reports that he 
hunts mountain lions in the Oregon hills with 
a bow and arrow. Who said the day of the 
sturdy pioneer had passed? 

'24 Perry Bartlett has received his Ph.D. 
in chemistry from Penn. State. Perry is now 
research chemist for the National Carbon Co. 

'24 Robert E. Steere is raising turkeys 
successfully in Chepachet, R. I. "Bob" is 
taking advantage of the strong demand for 
locally raised turkeys, and last year supplied 
the holiday market with 600 birds. 

'24 Sherman C. Frost was awarded first 
prize for his displays of Mackintosh and Wagner 
apples at a recent meeting of the Massachusetts 
Fruit Growers' Association in Worcester. 

'24 E. J. "Mike" Rowell is in charge of the 
New England Radio Market News Service and 
broadcasts daily from stations WBZ and 
WBZA, Springfield and Boston. 

'27 Samuel Cutler who received his M.S. 
from the University of New Hampshire last 
June was appointed first lieutenant, U. S. Army 
(Cavalry) Reserve Corps in January 1930. 

'27 "Cal" Cartwright, assistant factory 
superintendent and chemist of the Za-Rex 
Co. of Boston, has been conducting a series 
of chemical tests for his company at Goessman 
Laboratory, M.A.C. 

'27 Charles F. Clagg sailed January 30 for 
the Philippines where he is to make entomologi- 
cal collections for several museums and for 
Harvard University. He is to lead an expedi- 
tion over an unexplored area about the size of 

'27 W. W. Sherman has taken up landscape 
work with Middlesex, Inc., Darien, Conn. 

'29 "Andy" Anderson is with the Western 
Electric Co., Kearny, N. J. 

"Stars in Stripes" 

(Continued from Page 3) 

On February 11, in the Drill Hall, the M.A.C. 
team overcame a seven point lead to win one of 
the fastest and most exciting games of the 
season from a big, aggressive Trinity team 25-19. 

The following Saturday, February 15 the 
Aggie team won the town championship from 
Amherst 24-19 in the first basketball game 
between the two colleges since 1921. 

In the Amherst game a startlingly effective 
combination, that of "Stan" Stanisiewski '30, 
jumping center, and tall, agile Merrill Davis 
'31, forward, accounted in large measure for 
the successful outcome of the game. 

The score of the Keene Normal School game 
was 45-17 and of the Coast Guard game 36-21, 
both in favor of M.A.C. 

The "Stars in Stripes" to date have one of 
the best percentage records of wins, of any 
team in New England. There is, indeed, a 
good basketball club at M.A.C. this winter. 

Outing Club 

It is worthy of note that "Bob" Labarge 
'30 of Holyoke who was the representative of 
the M.A.C. Outing Club at the Dartmouth 
Winter Carnival February 6, 7, 8 placed in the 
fancy skating contest and won fourth place for 
M.A.C. among the eight colleges competing at 
the carnival. 




Vol. XL R %Z n Jn°teT Amherst, Massachusetts, March 25, 1930 Ent <£ i ££ i i l £ , Z££'- No. 8 


Note: This is a continuation of the article 
entitled "Growth of College Reflected in its Build- 
ing Program" which appeared last month. 

The five-year building program for the 
College which was prepared by the Trustees in 
response to the request from state officials con- 
tained fourteen items which were estimated to 
cost $819,000. In submitting this program, the 
Trustees pointed out the need for dormitory 
accommodations but explained that they hoped 
to provide these by other means than State 
appropriation. They also explained the need 
for a Physical Education Building and the 
efforts which the alumni were making to pro- 
vide this needed equipment. The fourteen 
items which they listed as needs to be provided 
by State appropriation included, (1) additions 
to and fireproofing Library, (2) Administration 
Building, (3) Physics Laboratory, (4) Building 
for Landscape Architecture, (5) Home Econom- 
cs Building, and several smaller items of new 
and reconstruction. 

The Trustees have under consideration plans 
by which it may be possible to provide dormi- 
tories with funds raised by other than State 
appropriation as has been done in several state 
colleges and universities. These plans are based 
upon the principle of making the dormitories a 
sound investment for private or trust funds and 
it seems quite possible that they will be matured 
in the near future. In the meantime, funds 
have been asked with which to renovate and 
remodel North College and South College as 
dormitories. The Governor's Budget recom- 
mendations of this year include an item of 
$30,000 for the renovation of North College. It 
is expected to use these buildings as the first 
units of a complete freshman men's dormitory 

Administration Offices 

A new administration building is a prominent 
item in the building program and its construc- 
tion has been assured. Such a building will 
house all of the officers of general college ad- 
ministration as well as the Dean, the Directors 
of the Graduate School, Short Courses, Exten- 
sion Service and Experiment Station. The east 
wing of South College would thus be liberated 
and it is planned to return this to its original 
use as classrooms in which will be housed the 
Division of Social Sciences. The west wing 
would be returned to use as a dormitory. 
(Continued on Page 3 col. 2) 


Friday, June 13 
Saturday, June 14 

Sunday, June 15 
Monday, June 16 

A complete commencement 

program will appear in next 

month's Bulletin 


/( is well to make reservations now lor rooms 
during commencement. 




Members of Last Class to be Gradu- 
ated now in all Quarters of Globe 

The most recent graduates of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College have lost no time, it 
would seem, in arraying themselves not only 
from Augusta, Maine, to Santa Paula, Cali- 
fornia and from Dakota to Honduras, but from 
Europe to the Orient as well. One man has 
just returned from Paris, another has left for 
France, while two more, on their way around 
the world, were last heard from in Hawaii. 

Occupationally, in like manner, members of 
the class have exhibited a diversity of taste. 

The occupational index on file in the Alumni 
Office of the 172 men and women who either 
were graduated with 1929 or who were at one 
time with the class shows the following distri- 

Salesmen 2 

Landscape architects .... 5 

Florists 2 

Graduate students 13 

Teachers 14 

Farmers 10 

Librarians 2 

Chemists 6 

Clerks 3 

Entomologists 2 

Bankers 1 

Housewives 1 

Principals of High Schools ... 1 

At home 2 

Nurses 2 

Miscellaneous 25 

Unknown SI 

Total . . . . . . . .172 

Some individual !*■«""- concerning members 
of the class have Lj^^H^ ight to the attention 
of the Alumni Offu' 

Earle C. Prou . , eyed by the N. V. 

Telephone C om P an y at 140 West St., New 
York City says that his address signifies N. Y. 
headquarters for 1929. 

John R. Kay is with the Jerome B. Rice 
Seed Co., Cambridge, N. Y. 

Alexander Winton is engineer's assistant on 
the city planning board in Springfield, Mass. 

Eldred K. Patch is on a pleasure trip to 
Europe. He expects to return to this country 
the last of June. 

Walter Hunter is with the Long Island Park 
Commission, Babylon, L. I. 

Fred Thayer is chemist with the A. C. 
Lawrence Leather Co., Peabody, Mass. 

Robley Nash is working with H. B. Pierson 
'19, Maine state entomologist. 

"Blondy" Mills is in the graduate school of 
business administration at Harvard. 

Laurence Carruth is graduate assistant in 
the department of entomology and zoology at 
the South Dakota State College, Brookings, 
S. D. 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 2) 

When the class of 1915 were juniors, Professor 
Chenoweth gave to certain students in horti- 
culture his first lecture — as part of the college 
curriculum — in horticultural manufactures, and, 
in addition, supervised two weeks laboratory 
work in the extraction of fruit juices. 

It was felt that work of this type was worth 
while, and in the fall of 1914 the basement of 
the building now used as an office by the grounds 
department was turned into a horticultural 
manufactures laboratory through the installa- 
tion of six gas plates and an addition of ten 
dollars worth of kettles, pots and pans. Here 
work was given in horticultural manufactures 
for two years, until larger quarters became 

The kettles were moved to two little rooms 
in the cold storage plant on the hill behind 
Prexy's house, but eight gasoline stoves took 
the place of the gas plates as there were no gas 
fixtures in the cold storage plant. There was 
an addition of twenty-five dollars worth more 
of laboratory utensils. 

In the spring of 1918 a laboratory room and 
another small room were vacated in Flint 
Laboratory. Professor Chenoweth moved his 
equipment to these rooms, and it was then that 
horticultural manufactures was first given 
recognition as a separate department. 

But it was not long before this laboratory in 
Flint was actually in use over eight hours each 
day. As one class group would finish its exer- 
cise another would be waiting to make use of 
the desks and equipment. The department was 
outgrowing even its present quarters. 

And so, when the students return to the 
campus on March 31, 1930 after the spring 
vacation, those taking horticultural manu- 
factures courses will find new quarters awaiting 
them in a separate horticultural manufactures 

The New Building 

The new building, located just west of Flint 
Laboratory, was made available through appro- 
priation last year by the legislature, and was 
built at a cost of $70,000. 

It contains offices, a library and reading 
room, class rooms, class laboratories, a re- 
frigerating room, and graduate and research 
laboratories. It is adequately equipped to 
handle resident work of the Junior Canning 
Club members who visit the college for instruc- 
tion and special practice in their work. It is 
to these Junior Club members and to home 
factories all over the state that the department 
renders some of its greatest service. 

To the energy, inspiration, and effort of 
Professor Chenoweth is due in large measure 
the development of the department from its 
modest beginning to its present state and scope. 

There are, at present, two specialists with 
the department, doing full-time research work 
in food preservation, and this work is just 
getting under way. There is no major course 
of study in horticultural manufactures but 
courses to a total of twenty-three credits are 
(Continued on Page 3, col. 2) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1930 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

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Entered as second class matter, March IV, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Maas. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doban '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver G. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Faith E. Packard '29 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-officio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



John Albert Robinson w '76 

John Albert Robinson w'76 died suddenly of 
lobar pneumonia on February 22, 1930 at his 
home in Arlington, Mass. Mr. Robinson was 
born in Brookline, Mass., June 29, 1855. His 
father, Samuel Albert Robinson, was a direct 
descendant of the Rev. John Robinson, one of 
the Puritans. 

After leaving college Mr. Robinson was en- 
gaged in farming in Wellesley, Mass., for a 
number of years but since 1915 he has been in 
the real estate and insurance business in Brook- 

On June 14, 1906 he was married in Salem 
to Miss Mary Eudora Lyon, who survives him. 
Through her kindness Mr. Robinson's class 
pictures and class pins and insignia have been 
added to the memorabilia collection in the 
college library. 


w'26 Hugh T. Griswold to Miss Rachel E. 
Purrington, December 21, 1929 at Cambridge, 

'27 Edwin J. Haertl to Miss Eileen Jones 
MacCartney of Pittsfield on October 26, 1929. 

'28 Malcolm Dresser to Miss Patricia Sea- 
bury at New York on February 28, 1930. 


'12 A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. 
Gaskill, 1232 Fannie Ave., Wichita, Kansas. 

'16 A son, Albert Cook, to Mr. and Mrs. 
J. S. Hemenway, February 23, 1930 at Bryan, 

'22 A son, John Robert, to Mr. and Mrs. 
F. E. Hooper, January 25, 1930 at Albany, N.Y. 

'22 A daughter, Prudence, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Frederick V. Waugh at Reading, Mass. 

'24 & '26 A son, Lowell Davis, to L. Francis 
and Evelyn (Davis) Kennedy, January 1, 1930 
at Cambridge, Mass. 

w'26 A son, Richard W. to Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry E. Clough, November 1, 1929 at Linden, 

'27 A son, Thomas F., to Mr. and Mrs. 
Allan Snyder, June 12, 1929 at Grafton, Mass. 
Allan reports that this is the class baby. 

w'28 "Charlie" Rourke is with the Bartlett 
Tree Expert Co. His address is 1681 North 
54th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

w'28 Barbara H. Knox is in the office of 
the Aiken Nurseries, Putney, Vt. 

FG Donald White is president of the 
White-Johnson Co., florists and landscape 
architects, Wakefield, Mass. He has been 
elected secretary-treasurer of the Fuller System, 
Inc., manufacturers of the fumigant, "Fulex." 

FG & '14 Gus C. Wofford has joined the 
landscape staff of Tell W. Nicolet '14 in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 


'91 Dr. E. Porter Felt. "Scientific Names." 
Science, Vol. LXXI, No. 1834, February 21, 
1930. Pages 215-217. 

'95 & '09 A. F. Burgess and S. S. Crossman, 
Bureau of Entomology. "Imported Insect 
Enemies of the Gipsy Moth and Brown-tail 
Moth." 148 p., figs. 55, pis. 6. (Technical 
Bulletin 96T), U.S.D.A. 

'13 C. M. Packard, Bureau of Entomology, 
is one of the authors of a paper "The Range 
Crane Flies in California." 8 p., figs. 5. (De- 
partment Circular 172, Revised.) U.S.D.A. 

'15 R. P. Hotis, Bureau of Dairy Industry, 
revises a paper "Cooling Milk and Cream on 
the Farm." 13 p., figs. 7. (Farmers' Bulletin 
976F., Revised) U.S.D.A. 

'17 Paul W. Dempsey in the annual garden 
number of the New England Homestead tells of 
the outlook for market gardeners. 

Professor R. A. Van Meter contributes an 
illustrated article, "Your Small Fruits Garden." 

Professor Waugh has a short sketch on what 
shrubs to plant. 

Professor R. M. Koon of the Market Garden 
Field Station urges everybody to "Build a 
Plant House" all in the annual garden number 
of the New England Homestead. 

Interscholastic Basketball 

More than 3500 people paid admission on the 
nights of March 5, 6, 7, and 8 to watch the 
games of the third annual small high school 
basketball tournament in the Drill Hall. 

"Larry" Briggs '27 of the department of 
physical education at M.A.C, under direction 
of which the tournament took place, was chair- 
man of the committee in charge, and much 
credit he deserves for the efficiency with which 
the tournament was conducted. 

On the nights of March 7th the Western 
Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Club held a 
supper meeting in Draper Hall, and about forty 
coaches and officials were present. "Ron" Jack 
'26, president of the club, introduced the speak- 
ers. Marshall Lanphear '18, assistant dean at 
M.A.C, welcomed the coaches to the campus. 

Following the final game "Bob" Hawley '18, 
secretary of the College, presented the trophies 
to the winners. "Dooley" Williams '23 received 
the championship plaque in behalf of the 
Agawam High School of which he is principal 
and whose team won the tournament. "Rollie" 
Reed's '28 Easthampton High School team were 
runners up. Other alumni who had teams at 
the tournament were George Williams w'14, 
Amherst High School, and "Ron" Jack '26, 
Deerfield High School. 

Among alumni present at the tournament 
were George Hubbard '98, Edward Burke '10, 
Ralph Stedman '20, "Walt" Cutler w'25, Leo 
Duffy '25, Emerson Greenaway '27, and Edwin 
Wilder '28. Paul Brown '21 of Hopkins Acad- 
emy was official scorer. 



The annual Three County Fruit Growers' 
meeting was held at the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College on Monday, March 10, 1930. 

On the committee in charge of arrangements 
were William R. Cole w'02, secretary of the 
Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association, W. 
H. Thies, FG, extension professor of pomology 
at M.A.C, and Roger Peck w'19, president of 
the Franklin County Fruit Growers' Associ- 

Over 300 men interested in fruit growing and 
the problems of the fruit grower attended the 
meetings held in Memorial Hall in the morning 
and afternoon. Alumni speakers at these meet- 
ings included A. J. Bourne FG, assistant re- 
search professor of entomology at M.A.C, W. 
L. Doran '15, research professor of botany at 
M.A.C, W. H. Thies FG, W. A. Munson '05, 
director of the extension service, M.A.C, and 
J. K. Shaw G, research professor of pomology 
at M.A.C. John Chandler, one of the trustees 
of the college, spoke on the marketing of apples. 
The following alumni registered at the meet- 

'88 Parsons, W. A., Southampton, Mass. 
'94 Putnam, J. H., 189 Silver St., Greenfield, 

'95 Root, Wright A., Broad Brook Orchards, 
Easthampton, Mass. 
w'95 Bagg, Edward O., 1067 Riverdale St., 

West Springfield, Mass. 
w'05 Belden, W. L., Bradstreet, Mass. 
'06 Carpenter, Charles W., Monson, Mass. 
'11 Davis, E. N., Box 18, Hampden, Mass.] 
'13 Hutchings, H. C, South Amherst, Mass. 
w'14 Johnson, R. E., Barre, Mass. 
'16 Harris, W. L., 101 East Branford St., 

Hartford, Conn. 
'16 Locke, W. T., 17 Sycamore St., Spring- 
field, Mass. 
'17 Moorhouse, N., Amer. Agri. Chem. Co., 

Box 1939, New Haven, Conn. 
'18 Roberts, O. C, 10 Nutting Avenue, 

Amherst, Mass. 
'19 Dunbar, C. O., 12 State St., Westfield, 
w'19 Morton, Elmer J., 51 Elliot St., Water- 
town, Mass. 
'21 Sanford, R. H., City View, Westfield, 

'24 Leland, Allen S., 6 Calvin Terrace, 
Northampton, Mass. 
w'25 Tuttle, V. B., Warren, Mass. 
'26 Davenport, Preston J., Belden Bros. 

Farm, Colrain, Mass. 
'26 Williams, D. R., Hilltop Farm, Deerfield, 

'27 Rhoades, L. D., 1499 Memorial Avenue, 

West Springfield, Mass. 
'29 Bond, James, Jr., c-o A. N. Hulst, 
Amherst, Mass. 
sp'09 Critchett, E. R., 4 Mt. Pleasant, Am- 
herst, Mass. 
FG Bailey, J. S., Wilder Hall, M.A.C, 

Amherst, Mass. 
It is interesting to note that of the thirty- 
eight officers of the Massachusetts Fruit Grow- 
ers' Association these seventeen were at one 
time students at M.A.C. Roger Peck w'19, 
William R. Cole w'02, William H. Atkins '86, 
C. H. Gould '16, H. P. Gilmore sp'09, Arthur 
Howard '18, W. A. Munson '05, Richard 
Lambert '21, S. L. Davenport '08, G. D. Good- 
ale sp'19, C. M. Parker '07, E. R. Critchett 
sp'09, R. J. Fiske '10, Sumner R. Parker '04, 
George E. Taylor '92, H. M. Rogers '15, and 
Dexter Dodd sp'12. 

'25 Francis I. Bean is supervising principal 
at Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, Vt. 

w'25 Linwood "Doc" Farrington is now a 
doctor by right as well as by name. He was 
graduated from the Harvard Dental School in 
1927 and is now practicing dentistry in Lowell, 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1930 


Coaches Meeting 

Plans are now under way for a reunion 
luncheon of M.A.C. alumni in the coaching and 
physical education field during the meetings of 
the American Physical Education Association 
which will be held at the Hotel Statler, Boston, 
April 1-5. 

This luncheon will be held at 12.30 p. m. 
Thursday, April 3, in the Georgian Room, 
Hotel Statler, and it is hoped that Randall D. 
Warden '98, supervisor of physical education in 
the schools of Newark, N. J. will speak. 


The "Stars in Stripes" won the next to the 
last game of the season, overcoming a 15-point 
lead to defeat Williams 33-31 at the Williams 
gymnasium. The last game of the season was 
lost to Tufts 34-22 in Medford. 

The M.A.C. team has a record of 11 wins in 
14 games including victories in every game 
played on the home floor, victories over Amherst, 
Williams and Wesleyan and the objective victory 
over Worcester Tech. 

Leon Stanisiewski '31, captain-elect for next 
season was the highest scorer during the past 
season that M.A.C. has had since the war. 

"Kid" Gore has said that Captain and Floor 
Coach Ellert '30 was the best floor man in 
basketball he ever has had at the College. 


Although experiencing a losing season, the 
varsity relay team showed improvement. 

The first meet was held at Boston January 25 
with Bowdoin, Colby, and M.A.C. competing. 
The teams placed in the order named. 

The team did its best work in the B.A.A. 
meet in Boston when it easily outdistanced 
Rhode Island, but lost to Worcester Tech in a 
close race. 

Worcester Tech won the third and last race 
of the season by about ten yards. 

Allen S. West, Jr. '31 is captain-elect. 

Athletic Awards 

The following students received letters in 
hockey at the insignia chapel held on March 
10: Captain Richard H. Bond, Jr. '30, Peter 
H. Waechter, Jr. '30, Albert Zuger '30, Richard 
Davis '31, Edmund Frost '31, captain-elect, 
Charles Manty '31, Norman Myrick '31, 
Arthur Brown '32, Herbert Forest '32, Robert 
Gunness '32 and Manager Vincent Riley '30. 

The following received letters in track: 
Captain Harold M. Robertson '30, Robert C. 
Rooney '31, Allen West, Jr. '31, and Gilbert 
Whitten '32. 

Basketball letters were awarded to the fol- 
lowing: Captain Fred C. Ellert '30, Raymond 
Mann '30, John Paksarian '30, Morris Suher 
'30, Merrill Davis '31, Thomas Minkstein '31, 
captain-elect Leon Stanisiewski '31, John Foley 
'32, and Manager Charles Harris Jr. '30. 

The George Henry Richards Cup was awarded 
to Fred C. Ellert as the man who had shown 
the greatest improvement in basketball during 
the season. 

The "aMa" was awarded to Robert Labarge 
for placing in figure skating at the Dartmouth 
and New Hampshire winter carnivals. 



(Continued from Page ll 

given. Those courses in which there is a limited 
enrollment usually are filled some time before 

Alumni in Hort. Man. Work 

Some alumni who are commercially engaged 
in horticultural manufactures are: 

C. C. Rice '28 doing research for the depart- 
ment of horticultural manufactures at M.A.C. 

William F. Robertson '20 who is with the 
Pfoudler Co., Rochester, N. Y. 

Calton Cartwright '27 who is superintendent 
of the Za-Rex Food Products Co., Inc., Boston. 

Warren Clapp '19, horticultural manufacturer 
in Weymouth, Mass. 

Herbert Bartlett '26 with a home factory in 
West Springfield, Mass. 

"Al" Gay '24 and Ruth (Flint) Gay '24 who 
are superintendents of the horticultural manu- 
facturing department of the Rice Orchards, 
Marlboro, Mass. 

Charles Gould '16 who makes cider on a 
commercial scale in Haydenville, Mass. 

James Bourne, special student in horticul- 
tural manufactures, who is with the Hills 
Bros. Co. in Porto Rico. 


"The only intelligent moving picture 
critic of Washington" is a title which 
certain theatre managers in Washington, 
D. C. have bestowed on Will Whitney 
'24. Will has been on the staff of the 
Washington Post in the photodramatic 
department for over a year. 

Editorial work is not wholly a new 
adventure for this young scientist, in 
that he has been associate editor of the 
Phytopathological Section of Biological 
Abstracts since that journal was founded. 

But moving picture criticisms and 
phytopathological abstracts certainly 
represent widely separated editorial form. 
Who could be scientific in writing about 
Greta Garbo? 

Spring Track Schedule 

May 3 Worcester Tech at Worcester 
10 Univ. of Vermont at Burlington 
17 Eastern Intercollegiates at Worcester 
23-24 N. E. Intercollegiates at Cambridge 
31 Trinity at Hartford 

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The construction of an Administration Build- 
ing will also liberate the East Experiment 
Station Building which now serves as head- 
quarters for the Station. It is proposed to 
remodel this building and add a wing so as to 
adequately provide a Home Economics Labora- 
tory. Instruction in Home Economics at the 
College has grown a little at a time and is now 
housed in four different buildings on the campus. 
Some provision for bringing the work together 
and adequately housing it is urgently needed. 

It is confidently expected that construction 
of the Library will be provided for in an early 
budget. This has long been a recognized need 
and yet one which presented many difficulties 
in reconciling suggested building plans to the 
limit of funds which the State would make 
available. After careful study, the present plan 
of fireproofing the present Library and adding 
a south and an east wing was adopted. The 
architect's drawing of this plan presents a very 
attractive appearance and it is believed that a 
very satisfactory Library Building will be 

Note: This article will be concluded in the 
April Bulletin. 

'24 & '26 Eddie and Elsie (Nickerson) Bike 
drove through the campus recently and made 
a brief call at the alumni office. "Ed" is director 
of physical education at Cushing Academy, 
Ashburnham, Mass. Mrs. Bike says she thinks 
her husband has just had a successful basket- 
ball season — his team won 11 out of 12 games. 
Guess she's right. 

First Appearance of College Chorus 
Great Success 

Without doubt one of the best Combined 
Musical Clubs Concerts ever given at the 
College was presented Friday night, February 28, 
when the newly organized Chrous joined with 
the College Orchestra in presenting a fine musir 
cal program. This College Chorus of mixed 
voices, through continual, organized practice 
under the leadership of Mrs. A. B. Beaumont, 
showed a talent and finish superior to that of 
the separate Girls' and Boys' Glee Clubs of 
former years. The College Orchestra has also 
shown great improvement in the past year 
under the direction of Dr. Cubbon. 

Particular features of the program included 
numbers by the college string quartet and a 
trumpet duet by H. Sidney Vaugh '30 and 
Donald Mason '31 with Miss Vera Wright '32 
as accompanist. 

Entertainers and Debaters 

The Bay State Entertainers recently gave 
concerts at Springfield, Millis, and Leeds. They 
are already engaged for several concerts after 
the spring vacation. 

Out of three debates so far this season, the 
varsity debating team has been twice success- 
ful. The first debate, with the University of 
Maine, February 13, resulted in a 2-1 score in 
the opponent's favor, one of the judges not 
voting. Because of a misunderstanding, the 
debate with Colby, scheduled for February 26, 
did not take place. The debate with Vermont, 
February 27, resulted in their favor, 2-1. The 
next debate, with Clark University, March 7, 
was undoubtedly the most satisfactory to 
M.A.C. A single expert judge decided in favor 
of M.A.C, giving his reasons for so voting, and 
stating that it was the first time he had been 
obliged to vote against Clark. The next sched- 
uled debate is with New York University, to 
be held during the vacation week. 

Academic Awards 

Insignia Chapel was held Monday, March 10. 
Gold medals for participation in Academic 
Activities were awarded to the following: 
Lucien W. Dean, Lewis M. Lynds, Wilfred G. 
Purdy, John R. Tank, H. Sidney Vaughn, 
Cecil H. Wadleigh, G. Dean Swift, and Elsie 
Haubenreiser. Silver medals were awarded to 
Margaret P. Donovan and Winthrop G. Smith. 

The conspicuous service trophy of the year 
was given to Margaret P. Donovan '30 for her 
untiring and amusing column "Campus Debris," 
in the Collegian. The Manager's Prize of $50 
was presented to John Tank '30 for his service 
as business manager of the Collegian. 

The outgoing Collegian Board celebrated its 
demise by issuing as its last number of the 
Collegian a comic paper of green printing on a 
pink background. Each member of the Board 
was presented with a souvenir loose-lead 
pencil, duly engraved. 

The new members of the Board are as follows: 

Editor-in-Chief Frank Douglas '31 

Managing Editor Jack Guenard '31 

Business Manager Paul Smith 


The plans for the Junior Prom are as follows:! 
Thursday, April 24 

7.30-10 p. m Prom Show, "Dear Brutus"! 

10 p. m Junior Pronv 

Friday, April 25 House Dances^ 

Saturday, April 26 Tea Dance i 

New York 

w'23 Catherine E. Sullivan 
librarian at the Frick Art Library. 

'24 H. Earle Weatherwax is with A. D. 
Taylor '05, landscape architect, in Cleveland 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1930 


w'96 Sidney L. Morse is vice-president and 
general manager of the Educational Publishing 
Corporation, 441 Lexington Ave., New York 

sp'03 Olive Spaulding Abbott is teaching in 
Gallupville, N. Y. 

w'06 Stanley F. Morse is consulting agri- 
cultural engineer located at Edgehill Plantation, 
Dalzell, S. C. 

'08 William F. Turner is agent with the 
Federal Bureau of Plant Industry in charge of 
the campaign to eradicate "phony peach." He 
is located in Fort Valley, Georgia, the center 
of the Georgia peach country. 

'12 Benjamin Hubert, president of the 
Georgia State Industrial College, is one of a 
committee formed at the request of President 
Hoover to make an educational study of Haiti. 

'14 Lester Needham, president of the Farr 
Nursery Co., Weiser Park, Pa., was elected 
president of the Pennsylvania State Nursery 
Men's Association, a rather important position. 
Business last year in Pennsylvania in the 
nursery industry was between forty and fifty 
million dollars according to the state secretary 
of agriculture. 

■ '14 Hoyt D. Lucas is connected with the 
research and development division of the New 
York Eskimo Pie Corp., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'17 Brooks Light is in the dry goods business 
at 109 Kingston St., Boston, Mass. 

'17 Harold B. Pierce has been in Tucson, 
Arizona the past winter. He expects to return 
next month to the University of Rochester 
Medical School where he is assistant professor 
of physiological chemistry. He writes that Dr. 
Ernest Anderson formerly in the chemistry de- 
partment at M.A.C. is at the University of 
Arizona in Tucson. 

sp'17 Alvin E. Hugo takes advantage of 
roadside market opportunities to retail his 
farm products on the Ashby (Mass.) state road. 

sp'17 Richard B. Burt has returned to 
Massachusetts after six years residence in 
Florida and is located at 26 Greenwood Ave., 
Hyde Park, Mass. 

w'17 H. H. Calderwood is in the sales de- 
partment of the Union Paper & Twine Co., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 


(Continued from Page 3) 

Varsity Baseball Schedule 

Apr. 19 

May 3 



C.C.N.Y. at New York 
Springfield at M.A.C. 
Middlebury at M.A.C. 
Amherst at Amherst 
Bowdoin at M.A C 
Williams at Williamstown 
Trinity at M.A.C. 
Clark at Worcester 
New Hampshire at Durham 
W.P.I, at M.A.C. 
Wesleyan at Middletown 
Northeastern at Boston 
Union at Schenectady 
Hamilton at Clinton 
Amherst at M.A.C. 
Alumni at M.A.C. 



M. A. C. 

Comes on May 3 

Judging and prize speaking contests 
for High School students come on 
May 2. Alumni can help their col- 
lege by interesting prospective stu- 
dents in the events of these days. 
Full information may be had by 
addressing the Field Secretary, 
M. A. C. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Bertram H. Holland is teaching science in 
the Amesbury (Mass.) High School. 

Frank Howe and Shepley Cleaves are on a 

steamship tour, working their way around the 

Laurence Goodwin is with the Exchange 
Trust Co., Boston. 

Louise Rice is a librarian. Her address is 
155 Broad St., Hartford, Conn. 

Boleslaw Nitkiewicz has accepted a position 
as plant pathologist with the United Fruit Co. 
His headquarters will be at Tela, Honduras. 

Evan Richardson, teacher-coach in Daniel- 
son, Conn., writes that Walter Bruce '18 has a 
rather prosperous farm not far from Danielson 
and won several blue ribbons at New England 
fairs last fall. 

"Sam" Tourtellot is in Santa Paula, Calif., 
engaged in the lemon industry. 

Alice Johnson is, at present, at her home in 
Holden, Mass. 

George Canney is with the Massachusetts 
Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield, Mass. 

"Denny" Crowley is running a greenhouse 
for the Boston Public School Garden Depart- 

"Charlie" Walkden is teaching at the Case 
High School, Swansea, Mass. 

Ruth Faulk is doing landscape work with 
Wyman's Framingham Nurseries, Framingham, 

Bessie Smith is at her home at 64 Raymond 
Ave., Somerville, Mass. 

Armond Arnurius is doing landscape work 
n East Orange, N. J. 

Warner H. Carter is a draftsman in Windsor, 

George Charleston is a clerk in the Burling- 
ton Avenue Post Office, Boston. 

Henry Merisack is a printer. His address is 
847 Stone Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Lloyd G. Williams is in the production de- 
partment of the General Electric Co., Pittsfield, 

Walter Southwick is doing graduate work 
at Harvard. 

Leroy Jones is timekeeper at the Cobble Mt. 
Power House, Westfield, Mass. 

Mary Kane is teaching home economics in 
the Medway (Mass.) High School and is also 
girls' athletic coach. 

Irene Bartlett is official greenhouse inspector 
for the state of Tennessee. She is located at 
the University of Tenn., Knoxville, Tenn. 

"Dutch" Rudquist is instructor in ento- 
mology and graduate student, also at the 
University of Tennessee. 

"Pinkey "Dyer visited the campus recently 
on his return from a six months' tour of Europe. 

James Sheridan is with the Aviation In- 
stitute of America, 1115 Connecticut Avenue, 
Washington, D. C. 

John Regan is a student at the Harvard 
Law School. 

Robert Rees is principal of the high school 
at Middletown Springs, Vt. He says he likes 
Vermont very much. So do we. 

John Kimball is farming in Littleton, Mass. 

Ruth Parrish is a graduate student in chem- 
istry at Stanford University, California. 

Leonard Sargent is a research chemist with 
the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. 

Lyman W. Graves is farming in Conway, 

Chesley Black is in Reading, Mass., in the 
dairy business. 

Hazel Benjamin is a registered nurse. 

Miriam Rowe is librarian at the Peninsular 
Community Library, Cedarhurst, L. I., N. Y. 

James Bond is a fruit grower and is living 
in Amherst. 

Eleanor Caldwell is teaching in Winsted, 

Charles Barr is instructor in landscape 
architecture at the Michigan State College, 
East Lansing, Michigan. 


'18 "Gyp" Goodwin has bought a house in 
Alexandria, Va., according to his brother 
"Clint" '16, who recently was on the campus. 

'20 Dr. E. Erskine Harvey, veterinary 
surgeon, of Greenfield, Mass., is first on the 
list for state veterinary health officer, the result 
of recent civil service examinations. 

'24 John G. Read is assistant principal of 
the Riverside, R. I., Junior High School and is 
working for a master's degree atr Brown Univ. 

'24 & '28 Norman MacAfee and Harold 
Hatch are with the White Bros. Milk Company, 
Wollaston, Mass. 

w'24 Russell C. Mader is an associate 
examiner in the U. S. Patent Office, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

'26 Fred and "Peg" Baker have bought a 
house in Seattle, Washington. Fred is doing 
landscape work in Seattle. "Peg" plans to 
start a native flower and fern nursery on the 
five acres of land about the new house. 

'26 "Chet" Nichols has temporarily given 
up landscape and is working in a private school 
for boys in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'26 A. F. Sweetland is doing landscape work 
at Framingham Centre, Mass. 

'26 & '27 "Al" Mann, county club 
agent in Torrington, Conn., Francis 
Warren of Stow, Mass., Preston Daven- 
port, herdsman at Belden Bros, in Col- 
rain, Mass., and "Jim" Greenwood, dairy- 
man now at Flint Laboratory, M.A.C, 
recently held an informal animal hus- 
bandry club reunion on the campus at 
which they discussed matters of interest 
pertaining to their work and, incidentally, 
told Professor "Vic" Rice, head of the 
department of animal husbandry, just 
how that department should be run. 

w'26 Aaron F. Cromack sailed February 21 
for Hawaii with the U. S. Army Air Corps. 

'27 "Eddie" Haertl and his wife were on 
the campus recently. "Eddie" got his master's 
degree at Williams last June, and now is an 
instructor at that college. He has planned for 
further graduate study at Harvard. 

'27 "Dick" Thompson is in New York City 
working for the Provident Mutual Insurance 

w'27 Rebecca Field is studying sculpture in 
Munich. She expects to return to this country 
in the summer. 

w'27 Milton G. Joyce is doing landscape 
work as a superintendent of construction in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

'28 "Ed" White is with the Worcester 
Motor Co., Worcester, Mass. 

'28 Charles P. Preston has gone to work for 
J. J. Lewison, landscape forester, on Long Island. 

'28 Richard J. Davis, who is with the New 
England Telephone & Telegraph Co. at Boston, 
was recently on the campus to interview seniors 
who are interested in securing work with the 
Telephone Company. 

'28 Dorothy M. Drake is food supervisor 
for Child's "Old Spain" Restaurant in Miami, 

'28 "Charlie" Leonard is at the University 
of Vermont teaching and working for a master's 
degree in chemistry. 

"Stan" Bailey is working for a Ph.D. in 
entomology at the University of California, 
Davis, Calif. 

Carmeta Sargent is a student at the Chicago 
Theological Seminary, Chicago, 111. 

Janet Jones is secretary to the Chairman of 
the Speakers Committee, the League of Nations 
Association, Boston. 

Phillips Steere is a fruit grower in Che- 
pachet, R. I. 

Charles Smith is a salesman with the 
Allied Mills, Inc., Springfield, Mass. 

M.A.C. L i Bh«.ii 



Vol. XL 

Return Postage 

Amherst, Massachusetts, April 25, 1930 ^^^Pcia"™"'™ a8S - No. 9 


Landscape Gardening Facilities 

Note: This is the conclusion of Ihe article en- 
titled "Growth of College Reflected in the Building 
Program" which started in the March Bulletin. 

One of the departments of the College which 
by reason of development of the economic im- 
portance of its work and opportunities for 
profitable employment of its graduates, has 
grown steadily and rapidly in student enrolment 
in recent years is that of Landscape Gardening 
and Landscape Architecture. The present 
quarters for this work in Wilder Hall are wholly 
inadequate as well as encroaching seriously 
upon the Pomology work which must be given 
in the same building. There is, therefore, 
urgent need for increased laboratory space for 
this department. The first plan was to remodel 
and restore the old Stockbridge Farm House to 
be used for this purpose. This plan, however, 
did not meet with complete approval and it is 
now proposed to build a separate building for 
Landscape Architecture which will adequately 
provide the needed facilities and which will 
well represent the character of the work for 
which it is planned. 

The old Botanic Museum, built in 1867, 
which has housed the Department of Physics 
since 1907, is still serving as laboratory and 
class-room for that department and is wholly 
unsuited to the type of work required of it. 
The present program, therefore, includes an 
item for the completion of the Microbiology 
Building, one wing of which was built in 1915. 
The completion of this building will house the 
Departments of Physics and Mathematics and 

The complete five-year building program as 
adopted by the Trustees has been considered 
favorably by State House officials and they 
have specifically stated their intention to in- 
clude in the five-year building program of the 
Commonwealth the items for Library construc- 
tion, Administration Building, Physics Labora- 
tory and as many of the other items as may be 
possible. With the Horticultural Manufactures 
Building completed and the prospects bright 
for the commencing of construction on the 
Physical Education Building this June a 
great improvement in the physical equipment 
of the College seems very likely. 


New York Alumni 

The M.A.C. Club of New York City 
will hold its annual spring dinner at the 
Town Hall Club, 123 West 43rd Street, 
New York City, at 7 p. m., Wednesday, 
May 14. 

President Thatcher of M.A.C. and 
Charles Sumner Plumb '82, head of the 
department of animal husbandry at Ohio 
State University are expected to be the 
guests of honor. 

James C. Maples, 



Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 

June 13, 14, 15, 16 



Saturday, June 14 

A complete Commencement program will 
appear in next month's Bulletin instead of this 
issue as was announced previously. 

Golf Course Greenkeepers' Meetings 

Under the direction of Lawrence S. Dickinson 
'10 the Fourth Annual Golf Course Maintenance 
Exhibition was held at M.A.C. on March 15 
and 16, 1930. 

The program, which marked the completion 
of the course for greenkeepers that was given 
at the winter school session, included demon- 
strations of golf course equipment, moving 
pictures and several special meetings. 

Over 350 men interested in golf course main- 
tenance registered at the meetings. They were 
given an address of welcome in Stockbridge 
Auditorium by President Thatcher and by 
Roland H. Verbeck '08, director of the winter 
school at M.A.C. 

Among those at the meetings were the follow- 
ing alumni: 

'11 Roland H. Patch, Assoc. Prof. Floricul- 
ture, C.A.C., Storrs, Conn, 
sp'll L. Fletcher Prouty, Springfield, Mass. 
'12 Jay M. Heald, Greenkeeper, Greenfield 

Country Club, Greenfield, Mass. 
'13 Herbert Wallace Headle, Landscape 

Architect, Longmeadow, Mass. 
'16 H. C. Darling, Fertilizer Salesman, 

Northboro, Mass. 
'18 Oliver S. Pratt, Superintendent of Parks, 

Salem, Mass. 
'21 H. A. Haskins, Golf Architect, Donald 
Ross Ass" - ' jnherst, Mass. 

sp'2.3 Marston Bff 1 — \\|fpt., Albermarle Golf 
Club, Wei 11 in, Mass. 

Convention of Physical 
Education Association 

At the thirty-fifth annual convention of the 
American Physical Education Association held 
at the Hotel Statler in Boston, April 2-5, the 
following members of the physical education 
department at M.A.C. and alumni were present: 
Prof, and Mrs. Hicks and Mr. Derby of the 
department; Phil Couhig '25, physical director, 
Essex County Agricultural School at Hathorne; 
Herbert L. Collins '22, supervisor of physical 
education in the Medford schools; Orrin 
"Bucky" Davis '21, physical director, Winthrop 
Junior High School; "Herbie" Grayson '26, 
physical director, Holden High School; Edward 
L. Bike '24, physical director at Cushing 
Academy at Ashburnham; Harry Nissen '14, 
head of the Nissen School of Physical Educa- 
tion, Boston; and Randall Warden '98, director 
of physical education in the schools of Newark, 


Development of the Department 
at M.A.C. 

In 1907 Professor William R. Hart came from 
the State Normal School at Peru, Nebraska, 
where he was professor of psychology and edu- 
cation, to organize and act as head of a depart- 
ment of agricultural education at M.A.C. This 
department was created by the State with the 
idea of preparing vocational instructors in 
agriculture for the rural schools in Massachu- 
setts and for those schools in which agriculture 
might be taught as a vocation. 

Professor Hart did a great deal toward im- 
proving conditions and methods of teaching in 
Massachusetts rural schools. His precepts, for 
example, still are being followed closely in the 
Russellville, Mass. school. He retired from the 
faculty in 1923 and went to California to live. 

Professor Winthrop S. Welles, professor of 
agricultural education, came to M.A.C. in 1919 
from Wisconsin where he had been state super- 
visor of vocational agricultural education. In 
1923, upon Professor Hart's retirement, Pro- 
fessor Welles became head of the department. 
Dr. Harry N. Glick came to M.A.C. in 1923 as 
professor of agricultural education, and today 
these two men, Protessors Welles and Glick, 
constitute the teaching staff of the department. 
Professor Welles handles the work in methods 
and principles of teaching, Dr. Glick, the work 
in psychology and the philosophy of education. 
State Requirements 

In 1912 the State specified certain require- 
ments for the certifying of teachers of vocational 
agriculture. There is a state agent for voca- 
tional agricultural teacher training who works 
with the department of agricultural education 
and who represents the state department of 
education in the administration of vocational 
education acts. 

In order to secure a state certificate as a 
teacher of vocational agriculture a student must 
satisfy certain requirements in professional 
educational courses as well as prepare himself 
in distinctly agricultural courses. 

On the other hand the department of agri- 
cultural education offers major courses to stu- 
dents who wish to do the larger amount of 
their college work in one or several other de- 
partments. The professional education courses 
which a student thus receives are of benefit to 
(Continued on Page 4. col. 2) 

Alumni Office Now Permanently 
Established in Memorial Hall 

By sanction of the Executive Committee of 
the Associate Alumni in its meeting on March 
21, 1930 the Alumni Office has been moved from 
South College to Rooms 5 and 6, Memorial 
Hall. These rooms are in the southeast corner 
of the building on the first floor. Professor 
Curry Hicks moved with the Alumni Office 
and will have his headquarters for the Physical 
Education Building Committee in Memorial 
Hall until the physical education building is 

It was felt that the logical place for the 
Alumni Office to be was in the Alumni Building, 
and so the change was made to Memorial Hall. 
Come in and see us. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, April 25, 1930 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Price 

SI. 00 per year 

Included in the $3.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter, March IV, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck 'OS 
William L. Doran "15 
Philip F. Whitmore *15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver G. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Faith E. Packard '29 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-ofncio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

Address all communications to Thb Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Peter Mirick Harwood '75 

Peter Mirick Harwood died suddenly from 
heart disease at his home in Worcester, Mass., 
on Friday, April 4 at the age of 76 years. In 
his life and activities Mr. Harwood exemplified 
in unusual degree the virtues and the attain- 
ments to be expected from one of his sterling 
New England ancestry with his education and 
experience. Both as a citizen and in his voca- 
tional activities his career was outstanding. 

Immediately after graduation he engaged in 
farming on his ancestral farm in Barre. He 
soon became noted as a breeder of Holstein- 
Friesians, producing milk richer in butter fat 
than the average of the breed. In 1890 he 
became superintendent of a large dairy farm in 
Ravenna, Ohio noted for its fine Holstein- 

In 1891 he was elected professor of agriculture 
in the Michigan Agricultural College which 
position he held for three years. 

He was one of the members of the Massa- 
chusetts Cattle Commission from 1895 to 1898. 
In 1901 Mr. Harwood was appointed general 
agent of the Dairy Bureau of the department 
of agriculture of Massachusetts which position 
he held until his retirement at the age of seventy 
in 1923. To his efficient work in this position 
was due in large measure the careful observance 
of the regulatory laws affecting dairy products 
in the State. 

In numerous extra-vocational positions Mr. 
Harwood's life was characterized by conspicu- 
ous services to agriculture. He was master of 
the Barre Grange for three years and lecturer 
for four years. He was lecturer of the Massa- 
chusetts State Grange for two years, a member 
of its executive committee for one year and 
overseer in 1890 and 1891. He was a member 
of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture 
from 1889 to 1891 and during a part of this 
period he was a member of the Board of Control 
of the Massachusetts State Experiment Station 
and of its Examining Committee of the Agri- 
cultural College. 

Mr. Harwood was much in demand as a 
lecturer before farmers' meetings in which 
capacity he exercised an important influence in 
promoting the agricultural interests of the 

In the more ordinary duties of citizenship 
Mr. Harwood was generous of his time and 
strength. He served as a member of the Board 
of Selectmen and on the School Committee of 
his native town. For many years he was presi- 
dent of the Ward 9 Republican Club of Wor- 
cester and under his leadership it became one 
of the strongest G.O.P. organizations in the 
city. He declined reelection in 1929 on account 
of impaired health. 

Harwood was a member of Alpha Chapter of 
Phi Sigma Kappa being its second initiate. As 
a classmate and fraternity brother "P.M.," as 
we called him, was a genial and popular man, 

much loved by all who knew him well. He was 
a most loyal alumnus, was an attendant at 
nearly every Commencement, represented the 
class of '75 as after dinner speaker at its fiftieth 
anniversary and was confidently looking for- 
ward to our fifty-fifth anniversary in June. He 
had been secretary of the class for many years. 
Mr. Harwood is survived by his wife, two 
daughters, a son graduated from M.A.C. in 
1918 and three grandchildren. 

Dr. William P. Brooks '75 

William Austin Morse '82 

William Austin Morse died at his home on 
Myrtle Street, Boston, on Tuesday, March 25, 

Mr. Morse for more than forty years had 
been secretary and accountant for Ingersoll 
Bowditch and the late Charles P. Bowditch, 
Boston lawyers in trusteeship activities. 

He was born June 15, 1862 on Thompson's 
Island where his father, William Appleton 
Morse, was superintendent from 1856 to 1888. 

Mr. Morse was graduated from the Boston 
English High School in 1878 and from the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1882. 

He then assisted his father at the Farm and 
Trades School, and later went into the office 
of Mr. Bowditch where he remained until his 

On June 6, 1894 he married Miss Minnie 
Louise Gilpatrick of Kentucky. Until his wife's 
death four years ago, Mr. Morse had lived in 
Melrose and Medford, but for the last few years 
had been living on Beacon Hill in the home of 
his cousin, Mrs. Edith Parkhurst, widow of 
Gov. Parkhurst of Maine. 

Mr. Morse was a member of the Boston City 
Club and of the Alumni Association of the Farm 
and Trades School. A daughter, Helen, a 
graduate of the Massachusetts School of Art, 
who is now in New York, survives him. 

Charles A. Farwell w'22 

Charles A. Farwell was found dead in his 
room on Commonwealth Avenue on April 6, 
1930. Mr. Farwell was born in 1899. He was 
to have been graduated from the Turners Falls 
High School in 1918 but left before the end of 
the school year to join the navy for service in 
the World War. On account of his high stand- 
ing he was awarded his diploma with his class. 
He entered M.A.C. with the class of 1922 in- 
tending to become a landscape architect, but 
left before the end of his college course to go 
to work for the United Fruit Company on their 
southern plantations. It was during his two 
years stay in the Caribbean region that his 
health was impaired to the extent that he never 
recovered. Mr. Farwell came north in the hope 
that the change of climate might prove bene- 
ficial. He worked for a time in Georgia, and 
then came back to Boston where he died. 

Mario Capone w'28 

Mario Capone of Everett, who for two years 


The employment office has many calls for 
married college graduates with experience, as 
managers of large dairy, poultry, and other 
types of farms. Most of these positions pay a 
reasonable salary as well as a house, with 
modern equipment, and other perquisites, such 
as milk, eggs, vegetables, fuel, and lights. 

The office also has several requests for parties 
interested in a share or rent proposition. 
I. Dairy Farm Manager 

A man with agricultural college training as 
well as considerable practical experience as the 
farm carries from 50-100 cows and includes 
over 500 acres of land. Will have entire charge 
as owner is away — has other business. Farm 
located in central Massachusetts. Man must 
be able to make a good impression and make 
the farm pay. 

II. Manager for Vegetable & Fruit Farm 

Situated in northeastern Massachusetts. Pre- 
vious man there seven years — now bought place 
of his own. Liberal proposition to right man. 
Farm in first class shape and paying dividends. 
Modern house — city water — electricity — five 
minutes to railroad and post office and town. 
All kinds of garden produce and a market at 
the door. Unlimited chance for poultry — 
good orchard — full outfit of tools and machinery. 
III. For Rent — Modern Poultry Plant 

Forty miles from New York City. Adequate 
housing. Modern poultry brooder, 2000 chicks, 
refrigeration plant, electricity, water, living 
quarters, telephone, equipment. On concrete 
road — four car garage. Ready spring produc- 
tion, immediate possession — reasonable to re- 
sponsible party. 

Further information about the above posi- 
tions and others can be obtained by writing 
Emory E. Grayson, M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. 

w'18 Chester S. Burtch is temporarily on a 
road construction job in De Beque, Colo. 

'19 & '22 Ralph T. Howe and Ruth (Hurder) 
Howe have purchased a 25-acre farm in Con- 
cord, Mass., on state road 126, right on the 
Carlisle-Concord town line. Mr. Howe will 
continue to work for the Boston and Maine 
Railroad in Boston for the present while Mrs. 
Howe will supervise the raising of garden truck 
on the farm and the selling of the produce 
through a roadside market. Mr. Howe writes 
that the new house has eight rooms, that there 
will always be a place for visiting alumni and 
that he and Mrs. Howe will be glad to see "any 
who may drift out our way." 


'27 Frances C. Bruce to Mr. Nelson W. 
Bowman, January 31, 1930 at Little Compton, 
Rhode Island. 


'22 A son, George Belding 2nd, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Belding F. Jackson, March 29, 1930 at 
Springfield, Mass. 

'22 A son, Robert Holmstrom, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Julius Kroeck, April 7, 1930 at Waltham, 

'24 A son, John Hillman, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Russell Noyes, September 6, 1929 at Cambridge, 

w'25 A daughter, Esther Dewey, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter Cutler, November 9, 1930 at 
Amherst, Mass. 

'26 A son, Roy Ericson 2nd, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Roy E. Norcross, New Haven, Conn. 

'26 A daughter, Emily Bond, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Ellsworth H. Wheeler, April 3, 1930 at 
Geneva, N. Y. 

had been a student at M.A.C. with the class of 
1928, died of gas poisoning in Boston on April 
5, 1930. 

Mr. Capone had been a popular member of 
his class, and had taken part in athletic activi- 
ties at M.A.C. Since leaving College he had 
been studying art in Boston. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, April 25, 1930 


Spring Football 

The football season of 1930 was started in 
the proper manner on Wednesday night, April 
9 with a supper in Draper Hall and a series of 
football talks and moving pictures in Stock- 
bridge Hall immediately following. 

"Joe" McKenney, young football coach at 
Boston College, was present at the supper and 
gave an interesting talk later in Stockbridge. 
Fred S. Cooley '88 of Sunderland, former 
M.A.C. football player, recalled incidents of 
football here in the early days. Moving pictures 
of football games were shown including pictures 
of the 1924 Amherst-Aggie game. About 150 
students attended the talks. 

Aspirants for a berth on the team next fall 
now are reporting twice a week for spring 
practice. Thirty men are engaging in this 
sport, and in addition to gaining proficiency in 
the game, they are also receiving a further 
reward of credits in Physical Education. 

The sessions at present consist of specialty 
work such as drop kicking, punting, etc., in- 
struction in fundamentals, and finally a game 
of tag football in which a league of four teams 
are competing. Entomologically speaking these 
teams have assumed the names of the Knats, 
Fleas, Mites, and Roaches. 

The following letter men are reporting regu- 
larly: Minkstein (Capt.); Bunten, guard; Foley, 
end; and Holmberg, quarterback. Diggs and 
Foskitt who played regularly last fall are now 
spending most of their time with track, but 
nevertheless get in a little football practice 
occasionally. There are a number of men from 
the freshman team last fall who are taking 
advantage of these spring practice sessions. 
Among them is Houran who played center on 
Eddie Bike's '24 Cushing Academy team before 
coming to M.A.C. 


Twenty candidates are reporting daily for 
baseball practice under Coach "Red" Ball '21, 
but out of the group of twenty there is not one 
experienced, first-class pitcher. 

Aside from the pitching, the team looks like 
a pretty good ball club. The opening game of 
the season played in New York City with the 
City College of New York on April 19 resulted 
in a 14-8 victory for C.C.N.Y. Yet the Aggie 
team outhit their opponents, making twelve 
hits to C.C.N.Y.'s seven. Twelve bases on 
balls and two batters hit by pitched balls con- 
tributed in no small measure to the New York 
team's victory. If the M.A.C. pitchers can 
develop as the season progresses there is no 
reason why there should not be a reasonably 
successful baseball season this year. 

Football Advisory Committee 

The advisory football committee for next 
season has been announced and consists of the 
following: "Kid" Gore '13, head coach and 
acting director of physical education, chairman; 
"Em" Grayson '17, supervisor of placement 
training; "Red" Ball '21, of the physical edu- 
cation staff; Toby Roberts '18 of the pomology 
department; Bill Munson '05, extension service 
director; Prof. V. A. Rice, head of the animal 
husbandry department; Prof. M. J. Markuson 
of the agricultural engineering department; and 
Solomon Gordon '25, athletic director of the 
Middlesex Pre-Medical School, Boston. 

'14 Dr. Stanley B. Freeborn spent a day on 
the campus recently enroute from Davis, Calif. 
to Italy. Dr. Freeborn had been teaching 
entomology at the University of California, 
Davis, Calif., but secured a year's leave of 
absence that he might make a study of the 
efficacy of certain American insecticides in use 
in Italian citrus orchards. He expects to be in 
Europe a year and plans to spend one month 
travelling in England. Mrs. Freeborn is with 


'97 Philip H. Smith. M.A.C. Experiment 
Station Control Series Bulletin No. 50. "In- 
spection of Commerical Feedstuffs." 

'00 Dr. A. W. Morrill has prepared a book- 
let in collaboration with John F. Falls for the 
Aero Corporation of California, Inc., entitled 
"Aeroplane Dusting for Pest Control." Dr. 
Morrill also has an illustrated article entitled 
"Pest Control Takes to the Air" in the Western 
Grower and Shipper magazine. 

'05 Harold F. Thompson presents an attrac- 
tive illustrated article in the New England 
Homestead of April 19 giving his experience in 
roadside marketing. 

'10 Lawrence S. Dickinson is the author of 
a book, "The Lawn," published by the Orange 
Judd Company. According to the publisher's 
statement this book gives the latest and best 
knowledge on the making and upkeep of lawns. 

'17 Paul W. Dempsey had a special illus- 
trated article of some length in the Boston 
Sunday Herald of March 30, 1930 entitled 
"How to Put Charm into Your Flower Garden 
this Spring." 


Professor Waugh spent the week of April 
7-11 at Georgia State College of Agriculture, 
Georgia University, Athens, giving a course of 
ectures in exchange for the course recently 
given by Dr. T. H. McHatton here at M.A.C. 
This exchange of lectures has been carried out 
annually by the Division of Horticulture for 
several years, and is considered to be highly- 
profitable. The lectures by Dr. McHatton 
were very stimulating and gave everyone a 
fresh understanding of horticultural conditions 
in a district somewhat outside everyday ex- 

Professor Waugh's lectures in Georgia were 
devoted to the general subject of landscape 
architecture. Some of these were illustrated by 
antern slides. There was a large attendance at 
all the lectures including students and faculty 
from the College, townspeople from Athens. 
and persons interested in garden club work 
from various parts of Georgia. Several persons 
came a hundred miles or more to attend these 

Professor Waugh found opportunity to visit 
a number of old gardens and interesting new- 
ones in Central Georgia; also at Augusta, 
Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina; and 
to make a large number of photographs, some 
of which will be available for lantern slides and 
other practical uses about the Department of 
Landscape Gardening at home. (Incidentally, 
we have heard Professor Waugh — since his 
return from "down yonder" — say something 
about fried chicken three times a day, and 
peach pie, and candied yams, and — oh, well.) 


Roland E. Reed, M.A.C. '28 is a temporary 
instructor in tennis with the department of 
physical education this spring. "Rollie" holds 
classes, open to both students and faculty, on 
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 12. 
Instruction is given on the Admiral Barber 
tennis courts and, in case of inclement weather, 
in the Drill Hall. 

'15 Merton C. Lane, associate entomologist 
with the U. S. Bureau of Entomology, stationed 
at Walla Walla, Wash., visited friends on the 
campus in December. Mr. Lane is the govern- 
ment specialist on wire-worms and their control. 

'16 James W. Nicholson has been appointed 
manager of the Chicago chapter of the American 
Red Cross. He was for ten years a member of 
the national headquarters staff; then assistant 
national director, American Junior Red Cross; 
assistant to the vice-chairman of domestic 
operations; and, until March 1, assistant 
manager of the Eastern Area, American Na- 
tional Red Cross. 

Bay State Entertainers 

The last concert of the Bay State Enter- 
tainers was given at Williamsburg, April 9; 
Future plans for concerts are as follows: April 
21, at Monson; April 23, before the Eastern- 
Star Guild at Amherst; May 2, at College Hall; 
before the National Alumni Council, a conference 
of delegates from all over the United States; at 
Charlton, date unsettled. 

College Chorus 

The College Chorus, under the leadership of. 
Mrs. A. B. Beaumont, will be conducted next 
year on the same basis as during the past year. 
The total enrollment for this year was 81. 
During the five month's season, 20 members 
dropped out for various reasons, 42 completed 
the season with not more than four cuts, and 
52, 21 boys and 31 girls, participated in the 
Social Union program, which the Collegian. 
Board voted as the outstanding event of the 

College Orchestra 

The music committee of the faculty has 
recommended a change for next year in Dr. 
Cubbon's music course to provide for technical 
and theoretical material in orchestration twice 
a week. This change will place the College 
Orchestra on the same basis as the College 
Chorus, under the supervision of the Academic 
Activities Board. Up to this time, it has been 
classed as a regular course in the college curricu- 

Varsity Debating Team 

In the last debate of the season, the Varsity 
Debaters, consisting of a two-man team, de- 
feated New York University in their own hall 
and by a vote of the audience. 

Junior From 

Innovations have been made in the plans for 
Junior Prom as follows: 
Thursday, April 24 

5 to 7 p. m. Prom — Dancing 

7 to 8 p. m. Prom — Banquet 

8 to 10 p. m. Show — "Dear Brutus" 
10 to 2 a. m. Prom — Dancing 

Friday, April 25 

Afternoon — Baseball game with Middlebury 
Evening until 1 a. m. — Fraternity dances 
Saturday, April 26 

Tea Dance, 2 to 5 p. m. 
The Prom Play will be given again on High 
School Day for the benefit of the high school 
guests only. 

Basketball Coaches Club 
Meets at M.A.C. 

The Western Massachusetts Basketball 
Coaches Association held a meeting in the 
Drill Hall on Tuesday evening, April 15. About 
thirty coaches, officials, and high school in- 
structors and principals were present. 

The meeting was opened by "Ron" Jack '26 
president of the Club and coach at Deerfield 
High School and the report of the last meeting 
was given by "Larry" Briggs '27 of the physical 
education department, M.A.C, and secretary 
of the Club. 

A detailed report was then given of the 12th 
National Interscholastic Basketball Tourna- 
ment held at the University of Chicago which 
both Jack and Briggs attended. Methods of 
play and types of offense and defense as ap- 
peared at Chicago were discussed and illus- 
trated by means of two teams composed of 
M.A.C. students. 

Edward Hickox, coach of basketball at 
Springfield College reported the meeting of the 
Joint Basketball Rules Committee in New 
York, and a discussion and illustration of new 
rulings followed. 

(Continued on Page 4 col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, April 25, 1930 


'86 William H. Atkins is a florist in Burn- 
side, Conn., and not an officer of the Massa- 
chusetts Fruit Growers' Association, as was 
stated in last month's Bulletin. The William 
H. Atkins of Amherst who is a member of the 
Fruit Growers' Association is not an alumnus, 
but is a good friend of the college. 

'99 George Hubbard of Sunderland was 
present at the football supper and meeting 
recently held on the campus. 

'04 M. F. Ahearn, physical director at 
Kansas Aggie represented the Missouri Valley 
at the recent conference in New York City of 
the National Football Rules Committee in 
their annual session for 1930. 

w'07 William J. Lanigan is managing a de- 
partment store in New Brunswick, N. J. 

'09 Dennis Caffrey was recently on the 
campus, the first time since 1926. He is in 
charge of the work of corn borer eradication 
all over the United States, and has head- 
quarters in Toledo, Ohio. 

w'09 Clarence A. Gates, in the steel and 
wire business in Boston was a recent campus 

TO Dr. S. C. Brooks is a professor in the 
department of zoology, University of California, 
Berkeley, Calif. He is associate editor of the 
Journal of Experimental Biology. 

TO Wm. N. Wallace is farming in Spring- 
field, Mass. 

w'll Charles E. Merrill is a porter in the 
City hospital, Worcester, Mass. 

'14 Henry J. Wood who is a salesman for 
the Tobacco By-Products & Chemical Co. in 
Kingston, N. Y., recently visited the campus. 
'17 Harry C. Lydiard is president and 
treasurer of the Sunshine Laundry Co. in 
Hartford, Conn. 

'17 Samuel F. Tuthill is with the Travelers' 
Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn. 

w'18 Frank Bainbridge is with the Berkey 
& Gray Furniture Co., Glen Ellyn, Illinois. 

'19 Dr. Henry B. Peirson, Maine State 
Entomologist, has had at various times three 
M.A.C. graduates, "Jimmie" Beal '23, "Ken" 
Salman '24 and Robley Nash '29, working for 
him in the department of entomology. Dr. 
Peirson writes, ". . . Each one of them has 
made me proud of the college and the training 
the men get there." (Not so bad!) 

w'19 Arthur McCarthy is now with the 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., 

'20 J. Foxcroft Carlton of Sandwich, Mass., 
finished 14th in the famous B.A.A. 25-mile 
marathon on April 19. "Jackie" was competing 
against 190 of the "best marathon runners on 
the continent" according to the New York 
Times, and finished only 24 minutes behind the 
winner of the race. 

'20 Charles M. Boardman is vice-president 
of the Pennsylvania State Nurserymen's Asso- 
ciation. "Line" Murdough '28 also is con- 
nected with this company. 

'20 "Tub" Dewing was recently on the 
campus making arrangements for the tenth 
reunion of his class at Commencement this 
June. Incidentally "Tub" was first man to 
visit the alumni office after the office had been 
moved from South College to Memorial Hall. 

'24 "Ted" Chase is math instructor at New 
Hampton Academy, New Hampton, N. H. 
■"Ted" writes that he is engaged to Miss Ruth 
H. Holt, Wellesley '29, of Springfield, Mass. 

'24 Allen Dresser visited the campus re- 
cently. Al is head of the science department 
and principal of the evening school at the 
Rockville (Conn.) High School. 

'24 Carl Isaac is with the W. T. Grant Co. 
in Minneapolis, Minn. 

'24 Eric Lamb is representing the First 
National Bank of Boston in Buenos Aires, 

'24 "Ken" Salman is now at Palo Alto, 
Calif., where he is field agent for the U. S. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

him in his later career as a teacher, while, at 
the same time, he is able to acquire as a student 
a certain amount of subject matter in a rather 
broad field. The state makes no blanket offer 
of a certificate for work of this type, but the 
department receives many calls for teachers 
who have so arranged their college course. The 
department is helpful in placing probably 
twenty-five or thirty students each year in 
teaching positions. 

Major Students in Aggie Ed 

The number of students who majored in 
agricultural education increased steadily until 
1928 when a peak was reached. Recent modifi- 
cations in the administration of majors has 
reduced the number of students majoring in 
this department. Enrollment in a major course 
now is a matter of divisions, — agriculture, 
horticulture, physical and biological science, 
social science, and home economics, — rather 
than of departments. 

A list of alumni who at one time were major 
students in the department of agricultural 
education would include over 150 names. 

The following notes have come to the atten- 
tion of the alumni office: 

Ralph Haskins '27 was recently appointed 
principal of the Amherst High School. 

"Al" Flynn '26 is teaching at the Sudbury 
High School, Sudbury, Mass. 

Leo Duffy '25 is head of the science depart- 
ment and coach of athletics at Arms Academy, 
Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

"Hank" Moseley '22 is principal of the 
Glastonbury (Conn.) High School. 

Harold A. Mostrom '16 is educational director 
for the Essex County Agricultural School, 
Hathorne, Mass. 

Elmer Barber '26 is assistant principal of 
the high school at Sharon, Mass. 

Maxwell Goldberg '28 is instructor in English 
at M.A.C. 

Faith Packard '29 also is instructor in English 
at M.A.C. 

Walter Buchanan '18 is head of the mathe- 
matics department in the Edward F. Searles 
High School, Methuen, Mass. 

John Sullivan '29 is doing work for a master's 
degree in education at M.A.C. 

"Betty" Lynch '29 also is doing work for a 
master's in education at M.A.C. 

Bureau of Entomology doing work in forest ent. 
In the fall he expects to goto Berkeley. "Ken", 
until a few weeks ago just plain Mr. Salman, is 
now Dr. Salman, no less. In March he com- 
pleted his work for a doctorate, here at M.A.C. 
where he was instructor in entomology. He has 
had his thesis accepted and will be given his 
degree "in absentia" this June. 

'24 "Tom" Varnum has given up teaching 
in New Haven and is farming in Lowell, Mass. 

w'24 Roger Tileston raises Hereford Cattle 
on the G T Ranch in Craig, Colorado. 

'25 Emil Corwin, one-time Roister Doister 
of no mean ability, is now at 1200 W. 3rd St., 
Cleveland, Ohio writing for the Newspaper 
Enterprise Association. 

'25 James Kakavas is a teacher in bacteri- 
ology and physiology at the University of 
Delaware, Newark, Del. 

'25 L. Francis Kennedy is travel organizer 
and advisor for the Chase Associates, Little 
Building, Boston. 

'25 "Bob" Templeton is now associated 
with Ralph E. Griswold, landscape architect. 
His address is 1004 Professional Building, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

w'25 Emil Erickson, formerly purchasing 
agent for the Waltham Watch Co. is now 
assistant buyer for the Shell-Eastern Petroleum 
Products Co. located in the Chanin Building, 
122 E. 42nd St., New York City. 

w'25 "Don" Lewis is farming in Stowe 

w'25 Florencio Icaza writes from Panama 
City, Panama, where he is a professor of natural 
sciences, that he is the father of a baby gir 
already one year old. 

w'25 "Tom" McGrath is in the insurance 
business in New York City. 

w'25 "Don" Meserve is advertising manager 
of QST, a radio publication. His office is at 
55 W. 42nd St., New York City. 

'26 Mary Turck Hanscomb is garden editor 
of the Jacksonville, Florida, Journal and also 
is consulting landscape architect for the Jack- 
sonville Landscape Co. and for the Better 
Homes Corp. 

'26 "Jack" Lambert expects to receive an 
M.S. in psychology from the University of 
Vermont in June. 

'26 Roy Norcross is a county agricultural 
agent with offices in the Post Office Building, 
New Haven, Conn. 

'26 "Johnnie" Temple is in his fourth year 
at the Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, 

'27 "Bob" Burrell is entomologist at the 
Japanese beetle laboratory, Moorestown, N. J. 

'27 Word has been received that Charles F. 
Clagg has now reached the island of Mindanao 
in the Southern Philippines and is engaged in 
collecting insects in the mountains southwest 
of Davao. (Get out the geography.) 

'27 "Danny" Hanson who is farming in 
Dracut, Mass., has been elected to the Dracut 
school committee for three years. 

'27 Josiah Parsons is combining landscape 
construction work with farming in Northampton, 

'27 Veasey Peirce is doing landscape work 
in Hingham, Mass. 

'27 Herman Pickens is in the sign painting 
business in Hartford, Conn. 

'27 Neil Robinson has left the Wm. Filene 
Sons Co. in Boston and is now teaching. His 
address is 123 Appleton St., Arlington Heights, 

w'27 Milton G. Joyce is a superintendent 
of landscape construction in Cleveland, Ohio. 

w'27 Charles M. Powell is a superintendent 
with the American Agricultural Chemical Co., 
Spartanburg, S. C. 

'28 "Spike" Malley recently became secre- 
tary of the Jefferson Club of Watertown. 

w'28 Adelaide H. Prentiss is dean of Damon 
Hall, Newton, Mass. 

'28 "Dick" Thompson is with the Provident 
Life Insurance Co., 400 Madison Ave., New 
York City. 

'29 Roman Krienbaum is doing production 
work with the Proctor & Gamble Co., Ivorydale 

Basketball Coaches Club 
Meets at M.A.C. 

(Continued from Page 3) 

"Red" Ball '21 spoke of the New England 
Basketball Coaches Association meeting in 
Boston. At that meeting "Kid" Gore '13 was 
elected secretary-treasurer of the organization 

"Kid" gave a report of the disbursement of 
profits accruing from the recent interscholastic 
basketball tournament at M.A.C. 

The meeting was brought to a close by the 
various coaches and officials asking questions 
concerning the Chicago Tournament, Jack and 
Briggs supplying the answers. 

The following alumni were present at the 
meeting: "Rollie" Reed '28, Earl Witt '24, 
"Ron" Jack '26, "Larry" Briggs '27, George 
Williams w'14, "Lewie" Black '27, "Red" Ball 
'21, "Stretch" McVey '27, "Charlie" McGeoch 
'25, John Sullivan '29, L. L. Derby sp'14, 
"Kid" Gore '13. 

This is significant. The Western Massachu- 
setts Basketball Coaches Association is an 
energetic, enthusiastic group of men whose 
voice is heard and will be heard in national 
discussions of policies of physical education. 
M.A.C. is well represented in the group. 

M . A . C . LIBRARY 



Vol. XL R S a P n ° t s e e a d ee Amherst, Massachusetts, May 25, 1930 Ente ^ t o P „ d °c,a A s T h m T t ^ a88 - No. 10 

Sergeant Jchn H. Lee 
M.A.C. 1911 — 1930 



Generations of Aggie alumni fondly remember 
Sergeant John J. Lee who, to a greater or 
lesser extent, has guided the destinies of the 
M.A.C. Military Department since 1911. His 
influence helped many of us to get into officers' 
training camps during the War. One man in 
particular remembers how, when he was trans- 
ferred to the Medical Corps, his appeal to 
Sergeant Lee brought forth a recommendation 
from the College Department that he be de- 
tailed to an infantry officers' training camp 
which recommendation eventually found its 
way through army red tape to the actual 

The Sergeant had an interesting and colorful 
career. He enlisted in 1879 and was stationed 
at Fort Custer, Montana from 1879 to 1884. 
One of his first details was that of cleaning up 
the battlefield at Big Horn, Montana where he 
says the principal job was burying the bones. 

In those early days in the wild and woolly 
West, the army subsisted pretty much on its 
own resources, fishing and hunting for pro- 
visions, and cutting logs for its quarters. 

Sergeant Lee met many of the famous plains- 
men of frontier days and has many interesting 
experiences to relate. 

Came to M.A.C. in 1911 

He retired from the army in 1909 and came 
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June 13-16, 1930 


6 p. m. Alumni Class Suppers 

8 p. m. Flint Oratorical Contest, 
Memorial Hall. 


8.30 a. m. Final Military Inspection. 
10-12 a. m. Meeting of Associate 

Alumni, Memorial Hall. 
12-1.30 p. m. Alumni Dinner, Draper 

1.30-2.30 p. m. Class Meetings. 
1.30-3 p. m. Band Concert and Alumni 

Speaking Program, Stockbridge Pines 
3 p. m. Alumni Parade. 
3.30 p. m. Varsity Baseball Game, 

M.A.C. vs. Alumni, Alumni Field. 
5.30-8.30 p. m. Fraternity Reunions. 
8.30-10.30 p. m. Dramatics, Bowker 

Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall. 



9 a. m. Academics and Varsity Club's 

Breakfast Meetings, Draper Hall. 

3.30 p. m. Baccalaureate Address by 
Rev. Edwin J. VanEtten, Rector, 
Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

5 p. m. President's Reception, Rhodo- 
dendron Garden. 

7 p. m. Musicale, Bowker Auditorium. 


9 a. m. Semi-annual Meeting of Board 
of Trustees. 

9.30 a. m. Senior Class Day Exercises. 

2.30 p. m. - irpmpni- Exercises, 

Bowker K Tlum, Address by Dr. 
Charles I Irian, former Gover- 

nor of Nil -JL 

8 p. m. Sophomore-Senior Hop, Drill 




AT M.A.C. 

Twelve Classes Plan Reunions 

The following classes, 1871, 1875, 1880, 1891, 
1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, and 
1929 are planning reunions for the sixtieth 
commencement at M.A.C. It is expected, in 
addition, that the class of '73 will hold a reunion 
as well as the classes of '90 and '98. Besides 
these, many alumni and alumni groups whose 
classes are not scheduled for reunions will be 
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AT M.A.C. 

Practical, Scientific Training 

The M.A.C. Poultry Department was estab- 
lished in 1911 by Prof. John C. Graham, and 
the demand for instruction, definite and scien- 
tific knowledge made its growth extremely 
rapid. The three phases of the work, resident 
teaching, extension teaching, and experimental 
work have kept pace with each other, giving 
a well balanced department. 

The training in the department tends strongly 
toward the vocational, and is, therefore, very 
practical, yet all practices are based upon the 
best scientific knowledge at hand. The labora- 
tory work covers a very wide range from the 
general care of fowls through incubation, 
brooding, the use of compound microscopes and 
other scientific apparatus. As the deparmental 
work covers a broad field of poultry investiga- 
tions, the students have a splendid opportunity 
to get and assist in getting much valuable data 
first hand. Furthermore, through the Extension 
Specialist and other members of the staff who 
are in constant touch with poultrymen, the 
student is kept informed of the commercial 
trend of poultry keeping and the new problems 
that are constantly presenting themselves. 
Variety of Equipment 

The equipment of the M.A.C. poultry plant, 
including the experiment station plant, offers 
exceptional opportunity for the student to 
observe the practical and scientific management 
of poultry production from all angles. 

Various types of poultry houses, from 8 by 
10 feet in size to those 14 by 180 feet, are in 
constant use. There are incubators of various 
types with a capacity of over 20,000 eggs, and 
brooding equipment to care for a like number 
of chicks. 

The experimental work in poultry production 
is carried on mainly to the end of developing a 
strain of high egg-producing birds. There is 
now at the College a flock of Rhode Island Reds 
with exceptional egg production records. 
M.A.C. Poultry Exported 

That those birds, developed by Professor 
Graham, have come to have wide recognition 
is attested by the fact that birds were shipped 
by the College to Germany and India in 1929, 
and that ninety adult birds were exported to 
Chile three years ago. The birds which went 
to Chile averaged 215 eggs per year after be- 
coming established in their new home, according 
to records received by Professor Graham. The 
Russian government recently purchased $4000 
worth of adult birds from the college to be used 
as a nucleus for breeding stock in Russia. The 
type of bird bred by the College represents a 
hardy strain, in as much as only three of the 
total number sent to Russia failed to survive 
the 5000 mile trip over water and land. 

Courses offered by the poultry department 
train and help fit students to be practical 
poultrymen; specialists in incubation and 
brooding; dealers in poultry products, meat and 
eggs; county agents; instructors in high schools, 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 25, 1930 



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Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $3.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3. 1879 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
William L. Doran '15 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver G. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter "24 
Faith E. Packard '29 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-ofncio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



William Austin Morse '82 

The notice in last months Bulletin of the 
death of W. A. Morse was a great surprise and 
shock to all his class. The following words of 
appreciation have come from one of his class- 
mates who had been intimate with him since 
college days. 

"Looking back at the years 1878-82 and 
especially the last two of those years, I should 
say that Morse was one of the quiet and in- 
dustrious men of the class. He was always 
ready to do his share and more in any college 
or class activities, and his unassuming, but none 
the less sincere ways led to a great dependence 
being placed upon his actions and motives. In 
athletics, he was quarterback on the famous 
1881 team, his abundant good nature kept him 
imperturbable in defeat, and a worthy self 
restraint did not carry him to excess in the 
hour of victory. His quiet, unassuming, de- 
pendable character shown so clearly at M.A.C, 
he carried throughout life. It brought success 
in the business career of his later years. An 
enthusiast in his admiration for the College and 
its work, and a loyal member of the class of 
'82, he will be missed by all at our future re- 

M. B. Kingman, 
Secretary of Class of '82 

Walter Jesse Rollins '22 

Dr. Walter J. Rollins '22 died recently at the 
New York State Hospital, Ray Brook, New 

After receiving his M.D., Dr. Rollins had 
practiced medicine in Ridgefield, N. J. and in 
Kingston, N. Y. 

While at M.A.C, Dr. Rollins had been a 
member of class and varsity cross country 
teams, on the 1922 Index Board, and manager 
and a member of the Roister Doisters. 

His death will be keenly felt by all who 
knew him. 

Edward B. Newton '21 

Word recently reached the alumni office of 
the death of Edward B. Newton '21 in Wilming- 
ton, Vt. from tuberculosis contracted in France 
during the War, 1917-1919. 

Mr. Newton had been corporal in Company 
C, 504th Engineer Battalion, A.E.F. from 
December 1917 until May 1919. 

After returning to the United States and re- 
ceiving his degree at M.A.C. in 1921, Mr. 
Newton had been employed as a teacher at 
Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine and at 
Albany Academy, Albany, N. Y.; as a salesman 
for the General Motors Corporation; and with 
the Standard Oil Co. of New York in Albany. 

On September 5, 1925 he married Miss Alma 
Holley who survives him. 


'20 A son, Ralph Shaw Stedman, Jr. to 
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stedman, April 16, 1930 
at Springfield, Mass. 

'27 A daughter, Elizabeth Mae, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Earl F. Williams, April 21, 1930, at 
Chicago, Illinois. 


'13 Robert S. Fay to Miss Elizabeth Wright 
in Sturbridge, Mass., May 14, 1930. 

'28 & '29 Ethan D. Moore to Miss Margaret 
Little in West Springfield, Mass., October, 1929. 


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on the campus either for a whole or a part of 
the commencement program. 

The program, which appears at the head of 
this article, gives the complete outline of the 
activities for the four days. 

On Friday, June 13, the alumni class suppers 
are scheduled, and will be held either in Draper 
Hall or at some place near Amherst, in North- 
ampton or in North Amherst. On Friday 
evening, also, is the annual Flint Oratorical 
Contest which will be held in Memorial Hall. 
Alumni Day 

Saturday, June 14, is Alumni Day, the big 
day on the program for returning Aggie alumni 
and alumnae. At 8:30 on Saturday morning 
there is to be the final military inspection of 
the year which is not only an impressive cere- 
mony but which includes an exhibition of trick 
riding that is surprising and often thrilling. 

At ten on Saturday morning is the annual 
meeting in Memorial Hall of the Associate 
Alumni, and all alumni and alumnae are cor- 
dially invited to attend. At this meeting the 
officers of the Association for the coming year 
will be elected. President Thatcher will meet 
the alumni at this time. 

After the alumni dinner in Draper Hall, and 
the various class meetings, and the speaking 
program at Stockbridge Pines (by the way, 
there is likely to be an unusually pleasant sur- 
prise connected with this part of the Alumni 
Day program), the alumni parade will form and 
move to Alumni Field where the 1921 varsity 
baseball team, intact, will engage the M.A.C. 
varsity in the final baseball game of the season. 

"Joe" McKenney, young football coach at 
Boston College, told, at the recent football 
meeting in Stockbridge Hall, of some advice 
which Major Cavanaugh once gave him, as 
follows: "Always have two speeches ready, 
because as a coach you will be expected to 
address groups frequently. When your team is 
winning be prepared to tell how your men are 
contributing to the glory of dear old Boston 
College. If, on the other hand, your team is 
having a losing season be prepared to tell how, 
in the team, you are building character." 

1921 Baseball Team 

Now whatever may be said about the present 
varsity ball club at M.A.C, either in truth or 
in jest, it is quite certain that nothing concern- 
ing character ever was mentioned in the same 
breath with the name of the 1921 team. There, 
ladies and gentlemen, was a baseball team, and 
what a team. The record of thirteen wins out 
of seventeen games against such teams as 
Stevens, Brooklyn P. I., Brown, Trinity, 
Harvard, B. U., Amherst, and Springfield is a 
matter of history. But this team is coming 
back to M.A.C. on June 14 — to a man — and 
show how baseball was played in the olden 
days. It is once in a lifetime that anything of 
this sort occurs — maybe once in two lifetimes. 
The game on Alurnni Field on June 14 is sure 
to be worth watching. Here is the 1921 team 

"Phil" Newell '21 c, John Brigham '21, 
"Jules" Kroeck '22, "Hub" Collins '22 p, 
"Willie" Marshman '23 or "Jules" Kroeck '22 
lb, "Hank" Moseley '22 2b, "Bucky" Davis 
'21 3b, "Don" Lent '21 ss, "Red" Ball '21 If, 
and manager of the team, "Hub" Collins '22 
or "Huck" Sargent '23 cf, and "Doc" Gordon 
'23 rf. 

A word to the wise. . . 

George Bernard Shaw 

On Saturday evening in Bowker Auditorium 
the Roister Doisters will present George Ber- 
nard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play." An intelli- 
gent, capable cast of experienced Roister 
Doister performers has been chosen to present 
this comedy in which Shaw allows his famous 
satire to include even himself as one of its 

The play has been scheduled to start at 8.30 
so that those alumni who are attending any 
class affair or any fraternity reunion which is 
to take place immediately after the ball game 
will be able to see the play in addition. Seats 
for the play may be reserved in advance either 
through the Alumni Office or direct through 
the manager of the Roister Doisters. 

In this day of "canned" amusement it should 
prove a treat to witness a performance of a 
play be a famous playwright presented by com- 
petent entertainers in person, in the flesh and 

Memorial Hall will be headquarters for all 
returning alumni. In order to have the attend- 
ance of each class member count toward the 
competition for the Class of 1914 Attendance 
Cup Award, the personal registration of each 
member must be made at the central alumn 
registration booth in Memorial Hall before 
6 p. m., Saturday, June 14. The cup will be 
presented during the perforamnce of "Fanny's 
First Play" in Bowker Auditorium, Saturday 
evening, to the class having the largest per- 
centage of living graduates present. The 
awarding of this cup has been made annually 
beginning in 1922 and has been won successively 
by the classes of 1882, 1873, 1899, 1898, 1876, 
1871, 1888, and 1879. 

'71 to Return Again 

The class of '71 having achieved the honor 
of winning the Attendance Cup in 1927 will 
strive for attendance honors again in 1930. 
Mr. Edgar E. Thompson, West Medway, Mass., 
class secretary, writes: "It will be the 16th 
reunion of '71" — the sixteenth time this class 
has held a reunion. We look forward to having 
you with us, men of '71. 

'75 Planning to Be Present 

The late Peter M. Harwood, class secretary 
of '75, wrote, "There are seven graduates now 
living — all know about the reunion and all are 
planning to be present." Dr. William P. 
Brooks, 6 Farview Way, Amherst, Mass., is 
carrying on as class secretary in Mr. Harwood's 
place and is in charge of arrangements for the 

'80 to Celebrate 50th Reunion 

Mr. Almon H. Stone, Wareham, Mass., has 

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1889 TEAM 

Ruggles '91 Graham '92 Lehnert '93 Capt. Herrero '90 Gregory '90 Carpenter '91 McDonald '92 

Legate '91 Hull '91 

Howard '91 Mc Cloud '90 Willard 92 Perry '93 Cooley '8S 



Thus far thisfseason the varsity baseball 
team has succeeded in winning but four out of 
ten games played. However, in the last three 
games much improvement has been noted in 
the performance of the team, and with seven 
games yet to play there is a good possibility 
that the team will still win a majority of the 
games on the schedule. 

The team has been greatly handicapped by a 
lack of seasoned pitchers as none of the pitching 
staff has ever pitched varsity ball previously. 
With very few exceptions the pitching has been 
very creditable however. 

Coach Ball says that this is the best hitting 
team that we have had in the last five years. 
As evidence that the team has been hitting 
well it should be noted that M.A.C. has scored 
in every game to date. The team batting 
average at present is .274. 

Kneeland '30 has been playing exceptionally 
good ball at center field and has a batting 
average of .366. 

The team is working hard to be in especially 
good form for that Alumni game on June 14 
and will be there with a punch. 

The games played to date with the scores 
are as follows: 

Mass. Opt?. 

Apr. 19 C.C.N.Y. at New York S 14 

22 Springfield at M.A.C. 1 4 

25 Middlebury at M.A.C. 7 5 

26 Amherst at Amherst 3 21 

29 Bowdoin at M.A.C. 5 10 

30 Williams at Williamstown 3 8 
May 3 Trinity at M.A.C. 17 3 

9 Clark at Worcester 12 4 

10 New Hampshire at Durham 7 10 

17 W.P.I, at M.A.C. 2 

Those which are yet to be played are: 

20 Wesleyan at Middletown 

24 Northeastern at Boston 

30 Union at Schenectady 

31 Hamilton at Clinton 
June 7 Amherst at M.A.C. 

9 Conn. Aggies at Storrs 
14 Alumni at M.A.C. 


The track team has competed in two dual 
meets and was forced to take the small end of 
the score in each. Nevertheless the work of 
some of the members of the team is highly 

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Varsity Club Breakfast 

Featuring the 1905 members of the '04 
eleven, the 1890 members of the 1889 football 
team and other past, present and future M.A.C. 

Introductions — Secretary's Report — Election 
of Officers. 


Frank A. Waugh 

(Honorary member of the class of 1905) 

Award of certificates to the football men of the 

class of 1890 President Thatcher 

Response A. C. McCloud ''.1(1 

Award of Honorary "M" President Munson 

of the Varsity Club 
The 1904 Football Team The Toastmaster 

Responses '05 football men 

The beginnings of Hockey Louis Brandt '10 

Track twenty years ago L. S. Dickinson '10 

Where was the first Tufts football game played? 
E. F. Richardson '87 
The Baseball Rules of the N.C.A.A. 

C. S. Hicks, Esquire 
The New England Champs beat Dartmouth 

S. B. Samuels '25 
Basketball Tournaments L. E. Briggs '27 

The Phvsical Education Building 

G. E. Emery '25 
Asst. Alumni Secretary- 
Membership in the Varsity Club is restricted 
to those who have been awarded the varsity 
"M" or who have been members of any M.A.C. 
athletic team prior to the use of the "M" 
insignia. However, the Varsity Club breakfast 
is an open meeting and all M.A.C. men and 
friends of the college interested are cordially 
and heartily invited to attend. 

Officers of the Varsity Club 1929-30 

1st Vice- President 
2nd Nice- President 
3rd Vice-President 
4th Vice-President 

Willard A. Munson 

Warren M. Dewing 

Lewis 1 1. Keith 

Hezekiah Howell 

Albert C. McCloud 

Secretary & Treasurer Earl S. Carpenter 
Executive Committee 
Frederick A. McLaughlin '11 
Harold M. Gore '13 • 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Robert D. Hawley '18 
William I. Goodwin '18 
Kenneth A. Salman '24 
Lawrence E. Briggs '27 
Raymond S. Mann '30 


COLLINS '22— Boston Herald, May 7, had 
an interesting article to the effect that Medford 
High School's athletic program, staff and plant 
was one of the best. Stated that Hub Collins 
has built up a program which rivals-any in the 
and. Hub is responsible for all of the activities 
and games of the girls as well as the boys. 
Sure is a boost for Hub and the Aggie system. 

DUFFY '25 — Leaves Arms Academy at 
Shelburne Falls to teach electrical engineeiing 
at Albanv High School. 

CARLETON '20— Carried his aging limbs 
and aching feet across the finish line in 14th 
place in the B.A.A. Marathon. Rode back to 
his home in Sandwich afterward. 

NOYES '88—966 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 
N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. Recently got into 
communication with us. 

TUMEY '23— Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, 
C. A. — Been enjoying a hospital cot for 10 
days, loss of 20 pounds and a ration of soup, 
quinine and salts — a sure cure for malaria. 
Is coming home in June to stay. 

FREEBORN '14— Visited with us a day 
before he embarked for Italy. Is going to spend 
a year there figuring out why certain insects 
prefer citrous fruits. After his return, Cali- 
fornia should have something additional on 

FOWLER '87— Wants to see an M.A.C. 
History of Baseball. That is in the making 
and will be put to press before long. Resides 
in Sterling, Mass. 

RICHARDSON '26— Working on more and 
better fly sprays, at Iowa State, Ames, Iowa. 

BRACKLES' '30 — Has been assuming the 
duties of teacher-coach at Kingston, Mass., — 
Johnson '29 relinquished the position to enter 
the insurance game. Brack's baseball team has 
been winning games, too. 

MCCARTHY '19— Finally made his exit 
from the city of gunmen and is now with the 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., 
P. O. Box 111, Boston. Plans to be around for 
the Varsity Club breakfast on June 15. 

Houston, Physical Director of Tufts writes 
this to Kid: "We find no record of an M.A.C. - 
Tufts game in 1886. I have talked with one 
of the members of that team who is now Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry, and he has a distinct recol- 
lection of two games with Amherst but none 
with M.A.C. during that year." Well, Well, 

CUTLER '88— Skull Valley, Arizona— Writes 
that the Football History was very interesting 
to an old timer like himself. Comments'. "Things 
at the college are surely very different from 
those obtaining then. That was a crude time 
at the college, but we had a lot of fun at that." 

GORDON '23— Showed his Stoneham team 
up here May 10 and took over the freshmen at 
11-2 count. A couple of kids there could bunt 
and make first a la Doc in the old days. 

AYRES '86—666 Madison Ave., New York- 
Doubts if there was ever together a tougher 
team than '85. History says that Doc got a 
little scratch and retired from Amherst game. 
Doc says that little scratch was a compound 
comminuted fracture that confined him to his 
room for five days. They bury them for that 
these days! 

McVEY '27 — His Windsor Locks club broke 
into the win column at the expense of the 
Stockbridge club. 

WILLARD '92—1911 Beacon Street, Brook- 
line, Mass. — Recently heard from this member 
of the '89 team. 

SMITH '22 — Vacationed up here and took 
in the Frosh-Stoneham game. 

STONE '86— Templeton Savings Bank, 
Baldwinsville, Mass. — A cracking fullback of 
the '85 team who recently dropped us a line. 

AMSTEIN '27—414 West Maple Street, 
Fayetteville, Arkansas. Now Extension Horti- 
culturist in Arkansas, says that they raise figs, 
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pecans, peaches and what not down there. 
Likes the Newsletters. 

TRUE w'30 — Now on fruit fly quarantine 
work in Gainesville, Florida. 

HOLT '88—29 Bartlett Street, Andover, 
Mass. Was glad to get a word from this old 

ELLERT '30— To instruct German at M.A.C. 
beginning next Fall. 

BLACK '27 — Grooming a half mile entry for 

REED '28— Easthampton High School, East- 
hampton, Mass. Instructing fifty in tennis at 
M.A.C. this term. 

BROWNE '85— Northboro, Mass., Lock Box 
22. — Have received a response from this doughty 
general of the '83 and '84 team. 

COOK '28 — Is enjoying an excellent season 
with his Wilbraham team, having won seven 
straight games before dropping a 3 to 2 de- 
cision to the Springfield College Freshmen. 

LEHNERT '93—530 West Third Street, 
Mishawaka, Indiana. 

FOX '28— At Ashland, Mass., is trying to 
form an interscholastic league in his district. 

HARTWELL '89—26 Rowe Street, Auburn- 
dale, Mass.— Played on the '86, '87, and '88 
teams and is still able to write to us every now 
and then. 

HILYARD '23— Scranton News Agency, 
Scranton, Pa. — Spent a week-end with Pinkie 
Clark '22 and dropped down to see us. 

BASKETBALL— Speaking of basketball and 
winning from the Little Three this winter, 
somebody writes in to ask how we have fared 
against the Little Three in basketball since the 
War. Here are the scores: 

Against Amherst we've won 3 and lost 3. 

Against Wesleyan we've won 5 and lost 4. 

Against Williams we've won 6 and lost 3. 

Total won 14 and lost 10. 

In the two so-called objective games against 
our traditionals Tufts and Worcester Tech: 

Against Tufts we've won 8 and lost 5. 

Against W.P.I, we've won 9 and lost 4. 

Total against major rivals won 17 and lost 9. 

MANN '30— Is to attend the National Play- 
ground Recreation School in New York next 
year in preparation for a recreation executive. 

HICKS w'32 — Left college, got married and 
likes it. 

JAKEMAN '20— Was up here recently and 
spoke on Dairy Machinery at one of Vic Rice's 

Chick McGeoch '25 has selected as his commit- 
tee for next Fall: 

Kid Gore '13 (Chairman) 

Em Grayson '17 

Bill Munson '05 

Toby Roberts '18 

Red Ball '21 

Sol Gordon '25 

Professor Victor Rice 

Professor Miner Markuson 
LENT '21 — Is at it again — In a Maynard 
H. S.-Milford H. S. game recently sent a 4 ft. 
Maynard boy up to bat without a bat. 

VARSITY CLUB MEN— Who are at Kid 
Gore's Camp Enajerog this summer are: 

Red Ball '21 

Larry Briggs '27 

Al Gustafson '26 

Norm Myrick '31 
BASEBALL GAME— The '21 club intact is 
to play the Varsity on June 14. 


Sunday, June 15, 9 a. m. 

Draper Hall 

Program of Interest 

to Every Alumnus Interested 

in Athletics at M.A.C. 



Tupper Newhall, manager 

Martin ' Holcomb 


Whitaken Craighead Munson, captain 

Patch Gardner 

Bullock, coach 

Carey Lewis 

Taft Cutter Cobb 


PLUMER '29—25 Oliver Street, Framing- 
ham, recently announced engagement to Edna 

WEBBER '29— Westport, Mass., up High 
School Day with some prospective students. 

Varsity Club men appear regularly: Sam Rice 
'28, Kid Gore '13, and Larry Briggs '27. 

MOURADIAN '25— Bursts out thusly— 
Who'd think it? 

When George's redcoats crossed the Sea 
To crush those friends of liberty 
Who gave their life blood to set free 

Our Nation 
What slogan cheered the patriot band? 
And lent strength to their feeble hand? 
To hurl the foe from off our land 

When Kaiser William in his might 
His iron fist had raised to strike 
Us down, and to the world bring 

What slogan saved the Allies then 
And steeled their nerves and armed their men 
With ships and guns, with tongue and pen 


In college years or after life, 

On football fields, in business strife 

Division always ends up in 

While unity will help us rise 
And bring us fame that never dies 
All won for us through brotherly 

Let others seek their own esteem 
We'll pull together as a team 
Together show them that we mean 

To lick Creation 
And when the seasons past and done 
The battles fought and victory won 
We'll own that through one thing t'was done 

ARCHIBALD '15 and COLLINS '22— have 
announced the opening on June 28, 1930 of 
their Camp Massasoit for boys at Falmouth on 
Cape Cod. 

SALMAN '24 — Is making snowballs in the 
Sierras. While not so engaged is employed by 
the Bureau of Forest Entomology. His address 
is 1256 College Avenue, Station A, Palo Alto, 



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The first meet was held with Worcester Tech 
at Worcester. This was won by Worcester 
with a score of 93 to 42. M.A.C. won first 
place in the hammer throw, broad jump, shot 
put, half mile, and javelin throw. 

In the hammer throw Magnuson '30 broke 
the college record by making a toss of 121 ft. 
lj in. He broke the record last year and has 
beaten his own record twice since. This lad can 
certainly handle the hammer. 

The second meet was on May 10 with Univ. 
of Vermont at Burlington. Vermont won the 
meet by a score of 89f to 45J. M.A.C. won first 
place in the 100 and 200 yd. dash, broad jump 
and half mile run. 

The balance of the track schedule is as 

May 17 Eastern Intercollegiates at Worcester 
May 23 and 24 New England Intercollegiates 

at Boston 
May 31 Trinity at Hartford 


AT M.A.C." 

Edited by Professor "Kid" Gore 

Chapter I is 25 cents 

Chapter II is $1.00 

Chapter I and II are S1.00 

Life Membership is $1.00 

Send Checks to the Secretary 

Earle S. Carpenter 

Amherst, Mass. 


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We are an intimate and congenial group. Our program is lively and 
informal. Our president, Louis M. Lyons '18, of the Boston Globe, will 
preside. Beside the alumni who will receive honorary medals, our special 
guests will be: 



for nearly forty years president of Case School of Applied Science. 


voted "most popular professor" by four of the last five junior classes. 

If you are interested in undergraduate publications, dramatics, music, 
debating, you are welcome. Purchase your ticket ($.75) at the Alumni 
Registration Desk. 


"Ted" Grant, "Peggy" Shea and "Red" 
Emery,— all up at 9.30 on Sunday morning 
and having breakfast on Mount Pleasant at 
the home of the general manager so-called: 
that was a treat. Ted has gone back to take 
a last look at Honduras and will take up re- 
search work at the University of Wisconsin 
Experiment Station in the fall. Peggy is cram- 
ming for her master's exams at Columbia right 
now, and we wish her the best of luck. And 
"Red" has moved the alumni office over into 
the Memorial Building and looks almost as 
prosperous as an athlete in a swivel chair. 

Carl Bogholt's immediate superior at the 
University of Wisconsin told us last summer 
that Carl is rated as one of the most scholarly 
and best loved teachers on the staff. His field 
is philosophy. 

Dick Wendell and Russ Noyes are besieging 
the Harvard doctorate in English, and Bill Dole 
plans to join them in the fall. Max Goldberg 
staged an excellent Burnham Declamation this 
week, and next year is going to Yale to see 
whether there is anything to this fuss about 
Humanism with a capital H. Faith Packard 
has a fellowship at Wellesley. 

We recently saw a picture of Mr. and Mrs. 
Earle Weatherwax and young Donald Earle, 
born October 9. Earle is resident engineer with 
A. D. Taylor in Cleveland, and looking more 
like Grumpy every day. 

Tom Snow '23, the first winner of the Aca- 
demics Conspicuous Service Trophy, keeps 
pleasantly in touch with us by virtue of an 
annual order for the Index. 

"Pilot" Smith, at present with the chemistry 
department, set aside his professorial reserve 
long enough to add to the gaiety of the annual 
Aggie Revue. 

Emily Smith is officially on the campus fre- 
quently in connection with her boys' and girls 
club work in Middlesex County, and is picking 
up lots of compliments, as those of. us who knew 
her in college would have predicted. 

Clarence Parsons is commercially on the 
road a good deal, but finds time to do his bit 
for North Amherst and is completing his gradu- 
ate course at M.A.C. 

Dennis Crowley's Jamaica Plains candidate 
won the declamation contest held in Amherst 
last week in connection with High School Day. 

Back in the fall we were reading of "Red" 
Morrison's winning a substantial prize for a 
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The Chorus 

In our attempt to adapt ourselves to new- 
conditions we last fall abandoned our glee 
clubs and created a mixed chorus, which re- 
hearsed once a week through the fall and winter 
terms, and with the College Orchestra, presented 
a very creditable program as part of the Social 
Union Course. The Collegian voted the concert 
"the outstanding event of the week." About 
seventy were enrolled in the chorus, over forty 
were regular in attendance and earned Aca- 
demics credits, and over fifty took part in the 
concert. There were a few more girls than 
boys. The director was Mrs. Grace D. Beau- 
mont. The project will be tried again next year. 

The College Orchestra, under the direction 
of Dr. Cubbon, which has been in part con- 
ducted as a college course for the past year or 
two, will come back under the Academics 
Board as a student organization next fall. The 
Orchestra has an advantage over the chorus 
in that it has many more opportunities to play 
in public, but it has a disadvantage in that it 
competes with the various professional dance 
orchestras about the valley in the matter of 

Academics Activity 

Almost exactly 150 men and women now in 
college have earned credit in Academic activi- 
ties. There are at least 25 others who are in 
the process of earning their first credit now. 
Balancing this last group against those who 
have "retired" so to speak, we have approxi- 
mately 150 engaged in our activities during the 
current year. Eleven have been awarded gold 
medals; twelve have been awarded silver medals. 
Five men and women are serving as coaches 
and receiving some compensation for their 
services. Our plays, musical programs, debating, 
much of our writing compare favorably in 
cultural excellence with similar features in the 
so-called liberal college. In fact it might be 
said that M.A.C. comes as near to fulfilling the 
ideals of the state college enthusiasts in its 
Academics program as in any other phase of 
its work. Sometimes it comes a little hard, 
but we are trying to keep our standards high. 

The Yearbook 

The 1931 Index has not been seen at this 
writing, but it is on the press. The editors 
anticipate that the demand is going to exceed 

the supply, after it once has been seen, and if 
you are interested in owning a copy, particu- 
larly if you were once a member of the class 
of '31, you should order at once from Wynton 
R. Dangelmayer, Lambda Chi Alpha, Amherst. 

Debaters Win as Usual 

The varsity debating team, under the cap- 
taincy of Ted Marcus and the coaching of 
Professor Prince, have completed a typically 
successful season, winning debates against 
Maine, Clark and C.C.N.Y. and losing to 
Vermont. The New York debate is of particu- 
lar interest, the judgment being that of a good- 
sized New York City audience instead of a 
board of judges. Our campus audiences con- 
tinue negligible. No one in a college community 
wants to listen to any one else talking. One 
of the interesting innovations this year was the 
so-called Oregon plan by which the second 
speakers of each team subject each other to 
cross-examination instead of presenting formal 

The Bay State Entertainers 

When we took up with the alumni present at 
the Academics breakfast last June the question 
of discontinuing the Musical Club trips, they 
unanimously protested against such a step, 
promised individually to help us get satis- 
factory dates, and suggested that the alumni 
would like to have the programs a little more 
plebian than has been our custom. So this 
season we prepared a vaudeville program, a very 
excellent one at the beginning of the season, 
including the best quartet we have had for 
years, exceptional fancy dancers, a couple of 
unbeatable instrumental numbers, a one-act 
play, and some odds and ends. Not only have 
the alumni failed to get us dates, but for the 
most part they have failed to attend our enter- 
tainment when other agencies brought it into 
their territory. So that's that. 

The other aspect of the situation is that an 
amateur organization like ours cannot compete 
for the services of instrumentalists with the 
professional dance orchestras associated with 
either M.A.C. or Amherst College. There are 
always scholastic ineligibility and illness, too. 
So whereas we can assemble a program of very 
real merit on occasion we cannot guarantee it 
for even two or three days ahead. Our last 
appearance this year was an hour's program 
given in College Hall, Amherst College, before 
representatives of some seventy-five colleges 
from all over the United States, here in con- 
vention. It was the best program of its kind 
M.A.C. probably ever presented in its history. 
But one of the star performers deserted us the 
last minute in order to play for a dance in 
Belchertown, and we had to hire a former 
student to come from Springfield to take his 
place. At one of our dates we had only three 
of the eleven numbers which made our approved 

So a group of the leaders, both seniors and 
lower classmen met, recently for an inventory, 
and they voted to take no steps looking toward 
the continuance of this unique organization 
next fall. We hope that it will some day be 
revived. But if it is going to hold its own 
against dances, movies and "co-education," it 
has got to be a lusty little club. 

The Newspaper 

The Collegian has had a good year. Louis 
Lynds has kept his board intact and on the 
job. The senior delegation have been a pillar 
of strength and a compliment to his leadership. 
It has been a dignified, newsy and interesting 
publication which these young people have 
been making for us. Peggy Donovan's Campus 
Debris column has been growing better every 
week. Jack Guenard has published interviews 
with all of the celebrities of the Valley and has 
done a clever bit of work. The alumnus who 
isn't seeing the Collegian is really missing 

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piece of drama fittingly commemorating the 
history of the Knights of Columbus. "Red" 
is still in newspaper work, but is reported to 
have his eye on teaching as a more gainful 
occupation. That's interesting. 

Bob Martin writes from Haiti that he hasn't 
wholly recovered from his dramatic excesses in 
college yet. Bob's letters make one wonder 
whether either Mr. Hoover or Mrs. Bob Martin 
have much idea as to where he is at a given 

"Slip" Loud comes back to M.A.C. every 
High School Day with a constantly growing 
pedagogic family and a constantly deepening 
wrinkle of responsibility on his ascending brow. 

Fred Waugh and Ray Vinton are still trying 
to find out where "the wind comes from." 
According to last reports Ray was in charge of 
the A. D. Taylor landscape office at Orlando, 
Florida, and Fred is secretary of the Agricul- 
tural Economics Research Council of New 
England. Just now he is giving a seminar 
course on statistics at Cornell. 

Mary Boyd Hanscomb is consulting architect 
for two firms in Jacksonville, Fla., and is land- 
scape columnist and dramatic critic for the 
Jacksonville Journal. We recall that Mary was 
the first co-ed to present herself as a major in 
landscape gardening and that Mr. Waugh 
viewed her approach through the door with 
visible misgivings. Well, he's proud of her now 
all right. 

The last time we saw Ruth Hurder Howe 
she was just going onto "our own farm" in 
Concord. Ask Ruth what she thinks about 
"Bay State, our Bay State." 

Ralph Haskins has been made principal of 
the Amherst High School. Think of being sent 
down to the office to debate a matter of mis- 
behavior with the principal! 

Eddie Connell is concerning himself with the 
literary aspects of tree surgery (the Bartlett 
people) and with bringing the old college 
up-to-date. If a state college, why not the 
state university, argues he. Well, there's 
something in that. 

Shep Cleaves is seeing the world through a 
porthole and his latest report (from Honolulu) 
is to the effect that it looks pretty good to him. 

It may be of interest that box office records 
indicate that the most popular prom plays 
during the last decade were the two classics: 
Sheridan's School for Scandal and Goldsmith's 
She Stoops to Conquer. The most popular com- 
mencement plays, with the exception of John 
Epps, the semi-centennial play, were Grumpy 
and The Devil's Disciple. 


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something. It isn't too late to subscribe for 
next year. 

"Mr. Chairman" 

Too infrequently do we express our appreci- 
ation of the part played in the development of 
Academics by Dean Machmer. He participated 
in the creation of the board and became its first 
chairman, almost without intermission, ever 
since. He has been a member of the board 
throughout its entire history except for one 
brief period when the then President transferred 
him to other duties and the Board instantly 
and imperiously demanded him back. In his 
quiet way he has done, is doing, and will do 
more for Academics than mast of you can 
possibly realize. 

"Fanny Frosh" 

Margaret Donovan has for two years been 
editing a column in the Collegian called Campus 
Debris. One of her happiest creations was 
"Fanny Frosh," a naive young miss who in- 
carnated all of the intellectual back-wash, 
whatever that is, of the Abbey. Fanny became 

Peggy Donovan '30 

Winner of the Academics 
Conspicuous Trophy Award 

so real that one of our local ladies suddenly, 
much to Peg's surprise, read her own features 
in the picture and objected to the gratuitous 
publicity. Peggy created lots of other pleasant 
bits, for example that excellent name for our 
super-excellent basketball team, — "the Stars 
in Stripes." How the Military Department 
ever overlooked this bit of levity one cannot 
guess. Anyway, out of gratitude for the foolery 
in Campus Debris we awarded Peggy the Aca- 
demics Conspicuous Service Trophy and she 
uses it for a tooth-mug. 

"The Rusty Oysters" 

Our Macbeth last June, promoted by Blondy 
Mills, Jane Patterson and about half of "Kid's" 
football squad, was really an artistic triumph, 
but it left the Roister Doisters nearly broke 
and they haven't had any theatre parties or 
dramatic guests this season. The Aggie Revue 
was a popular offering, and Bob Hawley found 
it free from any moral taint. The presentation 
of Barrie's Dear Brutus at prom time, with a 
starless cast, won compliments from almost 
every one but the English department; its 
repetition on High School Day was not quite 
so good. The director says that from the 
standpoint of morale the Dear Brutus cast was 
the best he has ever worked with, and that's 
saying a good deal. The Commencement play 
is Fanny's First Play. If you like Shaw, come 
and see it for your pleasure; if you don't, send 
your wife for her adult education. 

John R. Tank '30 

"Business Income" 

The annual prize of $50, awarded to that 
Academics manager who handles his thankless 
tasks with most intelligent and faithful effi- 
ciency, was in 1930 awarded to John R. Tank, 
the retiring business manager of the Collegian 
and in 1929 business manager of the Index. 
We have had a splendid corps of managers this 
season, but there was no question in the minds 
of the committee as to the award of this prize. 

A Roister Doister Decade 

At the annual supper of the Roister Doisters 
there was presented a list of the plays of the 
past ten years in the order of their popularity 
as indicated by the box office. The purpose of 
this presentment was to open the question of 
some changes in policy next season. It occurs 
to your editor that you might be interested in 
this record. 

School for Scandal '21 

She Stoops to Conquer .... '26 

Clarence '22 

In the Octagon '27 

The Successful Calamity .... '23 

Wedding Bells '25 

Dulcy '24 

Nothing but the Truth .... '20 

Craig's Wife '29 

The Youngest '28 

Dear Brutus '30 


John Epps '21 

Grumpy '24 

Devil's Disciple '26 

Sidney '25 

Twelfth Night . . . . . . '28 

Captain Applejack '27 

You Never Can Tell .... '22 

Truth About Blayds . . . . '23 

Macbeth '29 

The Witching Hour . _ . . '20 

For purposes of comparison Mr. Rand, who 
has directed all of these plays, provided another 
list in which the plays appear in the order of 
their intrinsic excellence. Of course any such 
judgment as this is both personal and perilous 
and can be justified only in that it may revive 
pleasant memories and start an occasional dis- 
cussion. He explained that he was guided by 
the quality of the play itself, the artistry of the 
actors, and the mechanics of production as 
found in the best performance of each offering. 
This is his list. 

She Stoops to Conquer 
Dear Brutus 
Craig's Wife 
School for Scandal 
In the Octagon 
The Youngest 

The Successful Calamity 
Wedding Bells 
Nothing but the Truth 
Twelfth Night 

The Truth About Blayds 

The Devil's Disciple 
Captain Applejack 
John Epps 
Y'ou Never Can Tell 
The Witching Hour 


had a lot of fun in writing 

Fannie's First Play 


are having a lot of fun in staging it 


may have a lot of fun in attending it 

Saturday, June 14, at 8.30 p. m. 

Tickets 50 cents to $1.00 

Leonard Bartlett, Manager 
Lambda Chi Alpha 

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to M.A.C. as assistant to the Military Detail 
in 1911. Many alumni will remember his 
successes as coach of the rifle team. His teams 
won the indoor rifle championship of the Na- 
tional Association in 1911, 1912 and 1914 and 
they won the outdoor championship in 1911, 
1912 and 1913. 

On his seventieth birthday, April 23, 1930, 
he was retired from the service of the College. 
A review of the college unit of the R.O.T.C. 
was staged in his honor on this day. In the 
evening President Thatcher honored him with 
a small dinner party at Draper Hall, at which 
time he was presented with a pewter humidor 
on which was inscribed, "With High Esteem 
from the Drill Hall Gang." 

The Sergeant expects to continue to live in 
Amherst and we can be sure that his active 
interest in the College will not abate. 


Captain Edwin M. Sumner of the Military 
Department, M.A.C, riding "Bonnie," won 
permanent possession of the Governor Trumbull 
cup at the recent Hartford, Conn. Horse Show. 

This cup, offered by Governor Trumbull in the 
officers' jumping class, has become the perma- 
nent possession of Captain Sumner by virtue 
of his having won it three times. 

A faculty athletic club has been formed, and 
plays soft ball every Tuesday afternoon. Paul 
Serex '13 is captain and boss. The faculty- 
baseball team plays in the fraternity twilight 

Earl Carpenter '24, secretary of the Extension 
Service, M.A.C, has just returned from a trip 
to Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, D. C. 
While away "Carp" met several alnmni and 
visited a number of state extension service 


Sumner R. Parker '04, alumni secretary, as 
a member of the committee in charge of the 
recent American Alumni Council Conference 
program, assembled an exhibit of alumni publi- 
cations, alumni office forms and publicity 
material from alumni offices throughout the 
country. The exhibit filled an entire room at 
the Lord Jeff, and was one of the major centers 
of interest for the various secretaries. 

John Paul Jones of the agronomy department 
recently returned from a ten-day trip to Florida 
where he inspected many of the onion fields. 
The onion growers of Florida have been 
troubled with a pest which appears to be very 
similar to the onion blast here in Massachusetts. 

Notice has come to the Alumni Office 
that on Saturday evening, May 24, the 
Washington M.A.C. Club Clan "rallys 
round" at the home of "Brother Sam 
Mendum," 214 Holly Avenue, Takoma 
Park, Maryland, for some food and some 
bridge and some "who knows what." 

The subject of the notice was called 
"Big Business with the Mendum's," 
but we'll venture to assume that all 
Washington Alumni left literal business 
matters behind when they gathered at 
"Brother Sam's." 

Seventeenth Annual 
Conference Held in Amherst 

One hundred and fifty alumni secretaries, 
representing over 100 different colleges, at- 
tended the American Alumni Council meeting 
in Amherst, May 1 to 3. 

For fifteen years alumni secretaries have been 
meeting annually on the campus of one ot the 
members of the Council, and have worked out 
for themselves a program for the standardi- 
zation of procedure in organization of alumni 
association, alumni fund campaigns, continued 
study and other matters of interest to the 
graduates of American colleges. 

This year the convention was held in Amherst 
and vicinity as the guests ol the four colleges, 
Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and M.A.C. 
Representatives were present from California, 
Florida, Minnesota, Canada, and twenty-five 
other states. 

President Hopkins of Dartmouth at the 
beginning of the Convention inspired his 
listeners with his address on the Relationship 
of the Alumni to the College. The increasing 
influence of alumni in shaping the college policy 
and all its activities is a matter of sound de- 
velopment in his opinion. Many other speakers 
from the group of members and including 
President Mary E. Wooiley of Mt. Holyoke, 
President William Allan Neilson of Smith, 
President Arthur Stanley Pease of Amherst 
and President Roscoe W. Thatcher of M.A.C. 
kept the delegates interested and busy for two 
and a half days. 

The members were entertained at a formal 
dinner at Mt. Holyoke, and Smith College was 
host at a reception at President Neilson's 
home. M.A.C. provided a luncheon, and a 
discussion session concerning Alumni Maga- 
zines was held in our own Memorial Hall. The 
other sessions of the conference were held at 
Amherst College. 

Many expressions of appreciation and praise 
were received by our alumni office for the enter- 
tainment which Professor Frank Prentice Rand 
and his Bay State Entertainers provided for the 
delegates on Friday evening. 

Our own alumni office has been identified 
with this organization for many years, and the 
influence of the American Alumni Council is 
keenly felt and appreciated in every alumni 
office associated with it. The Convention next 
year will be held at Atlanta, Georgia. 

Sumner R. Parker, 
Alumni Secretary, M.A.C. 

A statement of Mr. John G. Olmstead of 
Oberlin, newly-elected president of the Ameri- 
can Alumni Council, is of interest. 

After the conference Mr. Olmstead said, 
"This gathering of our council will probably 
go down in history as the 'Presidents Conven- 
tion.' If all alumni associations has as inter- 
ested and as helpful college presidents as those 
who have appeared on our program here, a 
survey of alumni achievement would show much 
greater results than my survey (this was a 
comprehensive and inclusive survey of the work 
of alumni organizations recently compiled by 
Mr. Olmsteadj showed." 

'26 "Eddie" Rowen who is landscape archi- 
tect with Stuart & Co., nurserymen, in Newark, 
N. Y., visited the Alumni Office a week or so 
ago. "Ed" was on his way back to Newark 
after a week's vacation. 

'26 "Ernie" Dick recently was on the 
campus in the interests of the W. T. Grant 
Company interviewing prospective employees 
of that company in the senior class. 

'2'6 Francis J. Cormier has recently joined 
the staff of the Long Island Park Commiss-on, 
where a considerable colony of M.A.C. land- 
scapes already is established. 

w'26 Eileen Donoghue, 116 Hampshire St. 
Holyoke is teaching Latin in the Holyoke 
public schools. 

'26 Helen Nichols is educational director 
of Rich's Inc. (Dept. Store) in Atlanta, Ga. 


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written: "I wish that all living members could 
meet for the 50th anniversary." Mr. Stone 
and Mr. George H. Ripley, Jefferson, Mass., 
are the two remaining graduates of 1880, but 
with Mr. Edwin F. Bristol of Claremont, N. H. 
and several other men, once of the class of 
1880, are expected as honored guests at M.A.C's 
COth Commencement. 

'91 Coming Back for 39th 

Mr. John B. Hull, Great Barrington, Mass., 
as class secretary, is in charge of arrangements 
for the reunion this June of the class of 1891. 
Room 7 in Memorial Hall has been reserved 
as headquarters for this class during the com- 
mencement program. 

35th Reunion for '95 

Mr. Harold L. Frost, 93 Brantwood Avenue, 
Arlington, Mass. has made arrangements for 
the '95 class supper in Draper Hall. Professor 
Edward A. White, Cornell University, Ithaca, 
N. Y., is class secretary. 

'00 Looks Forward to Largest Gathering 

Mr. Edward K. Atkins, 15 Hubbard Avenue, 
Northampton, Mass., class secretary of '00 
says that he hopes for the largest reunion gather- 
ing of men of his class this June. All of the 
members of '00 have been notified of the meet- 
ing. As class headquarters the class will have 
its old room, No. 11 in South College. 

1905 to Hold 25th 

Director Munson of the Extension Service, 
M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. is in charge of arrange- 
ments for the big reunion of the class of '05. 
An elaborate program has been planned. Class 
headquarters will be in Wilder Hall. A. D. 
Taylor, 2178 South Overlook Road, Cleveland, 
Ohio is class secretary. 

1910 Reunion Plans Under Way 

Mr. Josiah C. Folsom, 504 South Spruce St., 
Clarendon, Va., as class secretary of 1910, has 
been active in gathering together the members 
of his class for their 20th reunion in June 
Lawrence Dickinson, head of the grounds de- 
partment at M.A.C, is in charge of the local 
arrangements. Room 1, Memorial Hall, will 
be headquarters for this class at commence- 
ment time. 

'15's 15th 

"Bill" Doran, Clark Hall, M.A.C, the Will 
Rogers of the M.A.C campus, is in charge of 
the local arrangements for '15's 15th reunion. 
"Phil" Whitmore, Sunderland, Mass., is class 
secretary. And listen — members of 1915 — for 
what you'll hear about your "Bill" this June, 
at '15's 15th. You'll be proud of him. 

Big Reunion for 1920 

"Jim" Maples, Comly Avenue, Port Chester, 
N. V., class secretary of 1920, is "looping" in 
his plans for the big reunion of the ten-year 
class. The Alumni Room in Memorial Hall 
will be class headquarters. From latest indi- 
cations 1920 will appear on the campus in 
June almost to a man. 

1925 and Amos and Andy 

"Kingfish" John Crosby, 10 Davis Street, 
Arlington, Mass., and "Amos" (George) Church 
and "Andy" (Lewie) Keith plan to bring the 
1925 "fresh air taxicab" into Roscoe Thatcher's 
Garage this June for repairs and gas and the 
1925 reunion. It will be a big time. Members 
of 1925 — get in touch with the "Kingfish," 
and tell him to save a seat for you. 

Initial Reunion for 1929 

The first reunion for the latest M.A.C. 
graduates will be held this June at the time 
of M.A.C's 60th Commencement. "Betty" 
Lynch, 13 Fearing St., Amherst, Mass., is in 
charge of local arrangements. Members of '291 
Send word that you will be here at Commence- 
ment time. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, May 25, 1930 


73 Dr. George W. Mills, 60 Salem Street, 
Medford, on April 30 was presented by Governor 
Allen with one of the bronze medallions struck 
in honor of the Tercentenary and given to one 
hundred and forty physicians all over seventy 
years of age. 

75 & 'OS An exhibition of Japanese art is 
now on display in Memorial Hall, material for 
which has been loaned by Dr. William C. 
Brooks 75, Professor Orton L. Clark '08, and 
Professor Waugh. Dr. Brooks has supplied a 
number of pictures of Japanese wild flowers 
which are painted in water color on silk, two 
silk embroidered screens, and a series of Take- 
mono, or silk hangings painted in water color. 
The wild flowers represented by the pictures 
were collected by Dr. Brooks in Japan and 
painted from the actual specimens by a Japan- 
ese artist. Professor Clark has loaned a series 
of framed Japanese prints and Professor Waugh 
has loaned some modern reproductions of 
classical Japanese prints. 

w'79 William A. Pierce is a land appraiser 
and oil operator in Gallup, New Mexico. 

'91 Dr. E. P. Felt, former State Entomolo- 
gist of New York and now head Entomologist 
for the Bartlett Tree Research Company of 
Stamford, Conn, was a recent visitor at the 

'95 H. L. Frost, president of the Frost 
Insecticide Co., Arlington, Mass., has issued 
an attractive spring folder for market gardeners 
and florists describing the line of spray materials 
and spray machinery that his company handles. 
One paragraph of a letter which accompanies 
the folder says, ". . . you have at your service 
one of the best Market Garden Field Stations 
in the country. At this Waltham, Mass., 
station you will find a corps of men that are 
hard to beat. . ." Paul Dempsey '17 is field 
superintendent of this station. 

'08 Dr. John R. Parker was a recent visitor 
to this campus. Dr. Parker is now in charge of 
the grasshopper control work of the United 
States. He is stationed at Bozeman, Montana. 

'09 Donald J. Caffrey is in charge of corn 
borer eradication work throughout the United 
States. Through an error in last month's 
Bulletin Mr. Caffrey's name was printed Dennis 
Caffrey instead of Donald. 

'10 Word has been received that John N. 
Everson has recently taken a position with the 
Shell Petroleum Corporation at St. Louis, Mo. 
He is a chemist in charge of their salesman 

'12 Robert E. Reed is a salesman with 
Francis H. Leggett and Company, Hudson 
River and 27th St., New York City. 

w'17 George A. Scott is a civil engineer. 
He lives at 88 Walnut Street, Clinton, Mass. 

'18 The accomplishments, during the year 
1929, of Oliver G. Pratt as superintendent of 
parks in Salem, Mass., are shown in the recently 
issued annual report of the Board of Park 
Commissioners of Salem. 

'19 Julian S. Rea has returned to the 
United States from Inhambane, Africa, where 
he is a missionary. He will be in this country 
a year, and then return to Africa for five years. 

'20 George K. Redding has been awarded a 
certificate for the highest efficiency in the 
determination of the ammonia of cottonseed 
meal. This was in competition with 96 labora- 
tories throughout the United States. Redding 
is chief chemist for the Larrowe Milling Co. at 
Rossford, Ohio. . 

w'21 Leander W. Fisher is an electrical 
engineer with the Public Service Co. of No- 
Illinois, Harvey, Illinois. 

'21 Gordon K. Hurd, agent for the Child- 
rens' Aid Society of Boston, was on the campus 

'21 "Jimmie" Alger is the Boston repre- 
sentative of the Frink Corp., dealers in lighting 
equipment, and has headquarters at 161 Sumner 
St., Boston. 

'23 Dr. Roger B. Friend, assistant ento- 
mologist of Connecticut, is in charge of the 


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county agricultural schools and colleges; re- 
search workers; and dealers in feeds and other 

A list of alumni who have majored in poultry 
at M.A.C. includes the following: 
Milton B. Gray w'20, Teaticket, Mass. 
H. L. Norwood '24. Teaching. 173 Claren- 
don St., Auburn, R. I. 
Richard R. Hartwell '19. Financing and Bank- 
ing. 349 Trafton Rd., Springfield, Mass. 
Richard Bittinger '24. Publicity and Statistical 

survey. 36 Temple St., Springfield, Mass. 
William C. Sanctuary '12. Prof, of Poultry 

Husbandry. Poultry Dept., M.A.C, Am- 
herst, Mass. 
John S. Carver '13. Head of Poultry Dept., 

Wash. State Coll., 904 Colorado St., Pullman, 

A. B. Chase, Jr. '15. Farm Supt. Bass River, 

Alfred Topham '16. 182 Bailey St., Lawrence, 

Roswell Henninger '17. 1715 Park Drive, 

Raleigh, N. C. 
Brooks Light '17, Cohasset, Mass. 
Raymond Parkhurst '19. Director, National 
Poultry Inst, of England. National Poultry 

Inst., Harper-Adams Agri. Coll., Newport, 

Salop, England. 
Chester Ricker '24. South St., R.D. 219A, 

Northboro, Mass. 
Montague White '26. Not a major student in 

poultry but now operating his own farm at 

Andover, Conn. 
G. E. Bearse '28. Research Asst. in Poultry 

Husbandry. Western Wash. Agri. Exp. Sta., 

Puyallup, Wash. 
W. J. Tufts '28. Poultryman. Norfolk Co. 

Hospital, South Braintree, Mass. 

proposed new work on the Diptera of Connec- 
ticut which the State is planning to publish 
in two large volumes. Dr. Friend was recently 
in Amherst in consultation with Drs. Crampton 
and Alexander who have been chosen to con- 
tribute certain portions to this work. 

'23 "Sherm" Hardy is with the Frost 
Insecticide Co., Arlington, Mass., as assistant 
sales manager. 

'25 "Don" Alexander writes from Akron, 
Ohio, where he is assistant engineer of the 
Akron Metropolitan Park District that business 
is O.K. and that his family is fine. What more 
could a man want? 

'25 Gordon H. Ward writes as follows: "I 
resigned from the Pacific Egg Producers Co- 
operation July 1, 1929 where I had charge of 
the division of information to accept a 
fellowship in agricultural economics from the 
Social Science Research Council for a year's 
graduate study at the University of Minnesota. 
I will complete the work for my Ph.D. in June 

'26 Francis Warren of Stow, Mass., writes 
that he is engaged to Miss Mary F. Coburn 
of Chelmsford. 

'26 Ray Smiley is farming at Sterling Junc- 
tion, Mass. 


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The twenty-first annual M.A.C. High School 
Day was held on Saturday, May 3. On Friday, 
May 2, judging contests for secondary school 
students were held. An innovation in the con- 
tests this year was the opening of two contests 
— in clothing and food judging — for girls. The 
contests for boys included live-stock, poultry, 
vegetable, fruit and milk judging. 

A literary contest also was held in connection 
with the High School Day in which ninety 
students from forty different schools submitted 
120 essays and original poems. 

Ribbons, cups, books, and cash to a value of 
over $175 were offered by the College and the 
State Department of Agriculture as prizes in 
the various contests. 

The three large cups offered by the College 
to the school whose team made the highe 
score in livestock, fruit and poultry judging 
were won respectively by Weymouth High 
School, Essex County Agricultural School, and 
Medway High School. The Essex County 
team was coached by "Joe" Wood '22. 

The High School Day program on Saturday 
included inspection trips through the campus 
for the visitors, an exhibition drill by the 
R.O.T.C. cavalry unit, a varsity ban tame and 
a play "Dear Brutus" given by the Roister 
Doisters. The high school visitors were guests 
of the college at all these events. 

Many Alumni Present 

Nine hundred and twenty-three visitors, in- 
cluding students, teachers, and principals of 
secondary schools registered during the two 
days. Included among the teachers and officials 
were the following alumni: '06 Louis H. Mose- 
ley, Agawam High School; '28 Robert L. Fox, 
Ashland High School; '13 Clyde E. Cristman, 
Ashland High School; '26 Carl A. Fraser, Cape 
Cod Extension Service, Barnstable; '26 Edwin 
L. Tucker, Berkshire County Extension Ser- 
vice, Pittsfield; '27 Almeda M. Walker, Brain- 
tree High School; '25 Charles F. Oliver, Jr., 
Dartmouth High School, North Dartmouth; 
w'22 John E. Eastwood, Essex Co. Agricultural 
School, Hathorne; '22 Clarence M. Wood 
Essex Co. Agri. School; '09 Paul E. Alger' 
Franklin Co. Ext. Service, Greenfield; sp'18 
Henry G. Wendler, Jamaica Plain High School- 
'25 Emily G. Smith, Middlesex Co. Ext. Ser- 
vice, 19 Everett St., Concord; '22 Donald S 
Lacroix, Norfolk Co. Agri. School, Walpole 
'08 Herman T. Wheeler, Reading High School 
FG Foster H. Weiss, Norfolk Co. Agri. School; 
'27 Lewis H. Black, Sanderson Academy; '26 
Elmer E. Barber, Sharon High School- '29 
Dana O. Webber, Westport High School'; '25 
Andrew W. Love, Worcester North High 
School; '94 John E. Gifford, Worcester North 
High School; '26 Emory Loud, Abington High 
School; '95 Harold L. Frost, 93 Brantwood Rd 
Arlington; '28 Joseph R. Hilyard, High Schooi' 
Bennington, Vt.; '26 Ronald A. Jack, Deerfield 
High School; w'03 Arthur A. Phelps, Grafton 
Mass.; '28 Roland Reed, Easthampton High 
School; FG James Reed, Hopkins Academy 
Hadley; '13 Thomas P. Dooley, Jamaica Plain 
High School; '29 Dennis M. Crowley, Jamaica 
Plain High School; '29 Robert D. Rees, Middle- 
town Springs, Vt.; '14 R. Arthur Lundgren, 
New Salem Academy; '29 Jane Patterson 
Roosevelt High School, Melrose Highl nds 
17 Frank W. Mayo, Shelton High School, 
Conn.; 10 Edward J. Burke, Smith Academy 
29 Donald R. Miller, Smith Agri. School- '13 
Herbert T Hatch, Sylvester High School, ' 
Hanover; 28 Edward A. Wilder, Williamsburg 
High School; '26 Marguerite R. Bosworth, 
High School Melrose Highlands; w'27 Edith 
McCabe, Holyoke Public Schools; w'06 Vernon 
D White, 297 Point St., Providence, R. I ■ 
29 Gladys E. Sivert, Franklin Co. Ext. Service- 
Greenfield; w'26 Claire E. Donoghue, Charle- 
mont High School; and '27 Frederick W. Swan 
Jamaica Plain High School. 

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The class of 1915 at its 15th reunion picnic at Dean Machmer's house in Amherst 

Bill Doran, new alumni secretary, is the second man from the left in the first row 

CLASS OF 1930 

Class Day and Graduation Exercises 
Held June 15 and 16 

Sunday, June 15, 1930, was Bacclaureate 
Sunday at M.A.C. At 3.30 in the afternoon the 
baccalaureate address was given in Bowker 
Auditorium by Reverend Owen Whitney Eames 
of the Church of the Unity, Springfield. 

At five President and Mrs. Thatcher held a 
reception in the rhododendron garden for the 
seniors, their families and friends. 

At seven there was an organ recital in Bowker 
Auditorium by Professor Wilson T. Moog of 
Smith College. 

Monday, June 16, was class day. Garbed in 
cap and gown, the seniors met at the senior 
fence in front of South College for class' day 
exercises. The class song was sung, the pipe of 
peace was passed around the circle and the 
hatchet was buried with appropriate ceremony. 
The committee for class day included Gertrude 
Davis of Auburndale, Adelbert Cox of Framing- 
ham and Eric Singleton of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The orations were: Mantle oration, Anne 
Hinchey of Palmer; ivy oration, Gertrude Davis 
of Auburndale; campus oration, Laurie Ronka 
of Gloucester; class oration, Arthur Pyle of 
Plymouth; class ode, Henry Jensen of Jamaica 
Plain; hatchet oration, Frank White of Holbrook; 
pipe oration, Davis Elliott of South Westport. 

In the afternoon at Bowker Auditorium, to 
the music of the "War March of the Priests," 
by Mendelssohn, 117 seniors, 15 candidates for 
the degree of master of science and two candi- 
dates for the degree of doctor of philosophy, 
marched slowly to their seats, led by Adelbert 

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was awarded to 

71.1,' of its living 

on. This class had 

e evening of June 

nerst. The attend- 

Class of 1871 Wins 1914 
Attendance Cup 

Over three hundred and twenty alumni regis- 
tered at the central registration booth in the 
Memorial Hall between eight o'clock Friday 
morning, June 13 and three o'clock Sunday 
afternoon, June 15. It is estimated that almost 
fifty alumni were present during the Commence- 
ment exercises who failed to register. 

The 1914 Attenda 
the pioneer class of 
graduates present at 
a supper and meeti 

14 at the Davenpor 

ance cup was presented in Bowker Auditorium 
just before the play on Saturday evening to 
Mr. Edgar E. Thompson of Waraham, secre- 
tary of the class of '71 who accepted the cup 
in behalf of his class. 

The program of Alumni Day started with the 
final military inspection and drill of the M.A.C. 
R.O.T.C. unit at S.30 a. m., which exhibition 
lasted until 10.15. 

Following this there was an open meeting of 
the Associate Alumni in the auditorium of 
Memorial Hall. About 125 alumni attended 
this meeting. Reports of the various alumni 
committees were read and the following officers 
elected for the coming year: 

President — Charles H. Gould '16 
Vice-President — David H. Buttrick '17 
Secretary — William L. Doran '15 
Treasurer — Clark L. Thayer '13 
For Board of Directors: 
Harold M. Rogers '15 
Sumner R. Parker '04 

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Almmni Secretary for Ten Years 

Sumner R. Parker's resignation as secretary 
of the Associate Alumni closes ten years of 
efficient service. This is the longest that any 
one has served the alumni in this capacity. To 
summarize his work is hard, but a few of the 
high spots may be mentioned. 

His most difficult task was the follow-up of 
the Memorial Building campaign. For seven 
years this matter needed personal attention, 
requiring judgment and tact at all times. Only 
those who served on the Executive Committee 
and carefully went over the accounts month by 
month will ever realize the amount of work and 
care that went into the raising of the fund for 
the building. 

The most spectacular of all the various things 
accomplished was the raising of funds for the 
new Physical Education Building. To this 
Secretary Parker put his whole heart. 

Through Mr. Parker's efforts the Associate 
Alumni of M.A.C. became affiliated with the 
American Alumni Council, an organization 
comprised of the alumni groups of the largest 
colleges and universities throughout the coun- 
try. Through its membership in the Council 
the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. has come to 
have nation-wide recognition as a group. 

If Sumner Parker were asked what he con- 
sidered the most worth while of all his activ- 
ties I imagine he would say, "The wide ac- 
quaintance with the alumni and the knowledge 
that so many graduates love the college and 
appreciate its work." 

It is easy to take for granted such services 
as the alumni secretary renders. However, as 
our alumni structure grows we will appreciate 
more and more what Sumner Parker has done 
for us. 

C. A. Peters '97 

Barney Damon '10 of Corona, Calif., 
was sitting with his young son on the 
stone curbing which surrounds the city 
hall in Holyoke on the afternoon of 
Friday, June 13, 19.30. He was on his 
way from California to the Commence- 
ment exercises at M.A.C. and was wait- 
ing for the street car to Amherst. A tall 
stranger approached and inquired if the 
street cars to Amherst ran more than 
once every two hours (which, by the 
way, they don't). A conversation en- 
sued in which it developed that the tall 
man was one Dinny Collins '23 also 
enroute from California to the M.A.C. 
Commencement. It's a small world! 
Mr. Damon is in the citrus business in 
Corona, Calif., Collins, who by the way, 
flew most of the distance on his trip east, 
is a veterinarian in Lynwood, Calif. 

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Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

Linus H Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver G. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Faith E. Packard '29 
Charles H. Gould "16, ex-officio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

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Arthur H. Montague '74 

Arthur H. Montague, one of the oldest of 
M.A.C. alumni, died suddenly on April 26, 
1930 while he was attending a performance at 
the Globe Theatre in Holyoke. Funeral ser- 
vices were held on Tuesday, April 29, at the 
South Hadley Congregational Church. Burial 
was in the West Cemetery, Granby, Mass. 

Mr. Montague was a lineal descendent of 
Richard Montague who came to Hadley in 1659. 

Mr. Montague was the first resident of 
Granby to receive a diploma from M.A.C. 
While in college he was a member of the crew 
that won the college regatta at Springfield in 
the early '70's. 

He is survived by his wife and by a nephew 
living in New York and a niece in Hartford. 

Melvin William Gurshin w'19 

Melvin W. Gurshin w'19, who died on May 
16, 1930, was buried with impressive military 
funeral services on Sunday, May 18 at Pine 
Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Mass. 

Mr. Gurshin, a world war veteran, had made 
all plans for his burial before his death, and 
they were carried out as he desired. He was 
lowered to his grave in a plain coffin as four 
buglers sounded taps. Members of Company 
D, 101st engineers comprised the firing squad 
while Commander John F. .Donovan of the 
Lynn American Legion Post conducted the 
Legion's rites. 

After leaving M.A.C. Mr. Gurshin had been 
in the employ of J. D. Blood Company of 
Lynn, Mass. 


'12 A daughter, Dorothy, to Mr. and Mrs. 
C. L. Beals, March 27, 1930 at Needham, Mass. 

'15 A son, William Richardson, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Philip F. Whitmore, May 27, 1930 at 
Sunderland, Mass. 

'19 A daughter, Frances, to Mr. and Mrs. 
W. D. Field, May 12, 1930 at Canton, Mass. 

'24 A son, William Wilson Jr. to Mr. and 
Mrs. William Wilson Wood, November 4, 1929 
at Marysville, California. 

'27 A son, William Gerald Jr. to Mr. and 
Mrs. William G. Amstein, June 6, 1930 at 
Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

w'27 Allen W. Houghton Jr. is a salesman 
for the Johnson & Johnson Co. His home is at 
22 Sterling Road, Waltham, Mass. 

'28 Joseph A. Evans is in the extension 
service of the Farm Bureau Office, Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y. 

'28 Joe Forest has just received his master's 
degree from Columbia. He is to be employed 
by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of 


'17 Alfred W. Ball Jr. to Miss Frances 
Helen Love, May 30, 1930 at Newton High- 
lands, Mass. 

'18 Ray W. Woodbury to Miss Maude A. 
Coade, June 23, 1929 at Somerville, Mass. 

'28 E. Lincoln Murdough to Miss Margaret 
M. Master, June 10, 1930 at Robesonia, Pa. 

'29 Clifton Johnson to Miss Helen M. White, 
June 7, 1930 at Worcester, Mass. 

'29 Eleanor E. Caldwell to Mr. Paul F. 
Stockard in March 1930 at Winsted, Conn. 

'29 P. Raymond Plumer to Miss Edna 
Kahler, June 14, 1930 at Amherst, Mass. 


On Sunday morning, June 15, the Academics 
Club held ' its annual Commencement Break- 
fast. An interested group of alumni and faculty 
were greeted by President Roscoe W. Thatcher 
of M.A.C. who spoke of the development of 
the college as a current evolutionary process 
which, he said, he is convinced is distinctly 
toward a period of strength. 

President Thatcher's address was followed by 
the presentation of honorary academic medals. 

Robert D. Hawley '18, Roland H. Verbeck 
'08, and Dr. Charles Sumner Howe '78 intro- 
duced respectively Harlan N. Worthley '18, 
E. Farnham Damon '10 and Dr. David E. 
Baker '78 recipients of the medals. 

Dean Machmer Awards Medals 

Dean William L. Machmer, chairman of the 
Academic Activities Board presented the 

The context of Dean Machmer's speech in 
making the awards is as follows: 

Mr. Worthley: Because not one of your 
collegiate contemporaries will ever forget 
Swords out for Charlie; because for five years 
you served the musical interests of this campus 
as soloist, leader and coach; and because you 
rescued the cultural extra-curricular activities 
from the opprobrium of a negative name, 
suggesting as a substitute "The Academic 
Activities Board," — that Board today is pleased 
and proud to extend to you this token of its 
regard. May it ever remind you of the sig- 
nificance of labels. 

Mr. Damon: The aesthetic self-expression 
which our Academic Activities undertake to 
promote depends in every instance upon ad- 
ministrative talent and energy, and the exer- 
cise of such administrative talent and energy 
is in itself a social and moral discipline of high 
order. Therefore we welcome every year six 
young men and women to managerial positions 
of real responsibility, and honor excellence in 
the performance of such duties whenever and 
wherever we find it. As manager of the College 
newspaper you made a record which has be- 
come a tradition, and so we delight in this 
opportunity to present to you this token of 
our affectionate esteem. (Mr. Damon was 
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Eernhard Ostrolenk '11. The Economics of 
Branch Banking. Harper and Brothers, New 
York. J. W. Pole, Comptroler of the Currency, 
Treasury Department, says: "Of all that has 
been written concerning branch banking, your 
(this) book appeals to me as the most complete 
and comprehensive treatment yet published. I 
hope that it will have a wide circulation and I 
should be gratified to see it in the hands of 
every banker in the United States, both state 
and national." 

Harold F. Willard '11. Parasitism of the 
Mediterranean fruit fly in Hawaii, 1922-1924 
(with F. L. Bissell) U.S.D.A. Circular 109 C. 

Sam F. Dana, former faculty, is the author 
of Technical Bulletin 166 of the U.S.D.A., 
Forest Service, which deals with timber grow- 
ing and logging practices. This is, in fact, a 
general treatise on practical New England 
forestry and a very valuable publication. 

Paul W. Dempsey '17. Series of articles 
under heading of Vegetables in Gardeners 
Chronicle (of America) beginning January 
1930. Also articles in same magazine on 
"Frost." "The European Corn Borer," "Gar- 
dening Under Paper," etc. "Fertilizers for 
Vegetables" and "Outlook for 1930 for Mass. 
Vegetable Growers" in Garden Annual Number 
of New England Homestead. "Vegetable 
Specialties for 1930" in March American 
Produce Grower. 


The M.A.C. Varsity Club held its annual 
breakfast meeting on Sunday, June 15, 1930 
when over 75 members of former Aggie athletic 
teams gathered in Draper Hall during the 
Commencement program. 

The program following the breakfast fea- 
tured the 1905 members of the 1904 football 
team and the toastmaster was Prof. Frank A. 
Waugh, honorary member of the class of 1905. 

"M" certificates were awarded to early 
Aggie athletes and to football men of the class 
of 1890. The presentation was made by Presi- 
dent Roscoe W. Thatcher. 

Willard A. Munson '05, captain of the 1904 
varsity football team, made the award of 
honorary "M" certificates to Sumner R. Parker 
'04 who for ten years has been secretary of the 
Associate Alumni of M.A.C. and active in the 
securing of the new physical education building, 
and to Frederick A. McLaughlin '11 who for 
several years has been secretary of the joint 
committee on intercollegiate athletics and un- 
stinting in the time and energy which he has 
given in behalf of athletics at M.A.C. 
1904 Football Team 

Professor Waugh then spoke of the 1904 
football team which lost only two games during 
the season, to Dartmouth 17-0 and to Brown 
27-0. Following is an excerpt from the College 
Signal of 1904: 

"The past football season has been without 
doubt the most successful in the history of the 
College. Indeed Captain Munson and his team 
have earned our congratulations and the grati- 
tude of every loyal son of Massachusetts. When 
one considers that from a college of less than 
two hundred men, a team can come forth and 
defeat five larger institutions, play a tie game 
with another and hold the two best teams in 
New England outside of Harvard and Yale to 
a creditable score, it speaks well for our spirit. 

"The first game of the season was played 
with Holy Cross after but a few days' practice. 
Inasmuch as they had been practicing for two 
weeks, our team did exceedingly well to hold 
them to a 0-0 score. Williams followed and for 
the first time in the history of our college our 
team scored a decisive victory by scoring 12 
points to Williams by straight football. After 
a rest of a few days the team started on a series 
of victories, Wesleyan, Springfield Training 
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Frederick Cornelius Eldred Memorial: 

Raymond H. Jackson '08 
Board of Managers, Memorial Hall: 
William L. Doran '15 
Enos J. Montague '15 
Raymond H. Jackson '08 
Academic Activities Board: 
Willard A. Munson '05 
George Emery '25 
Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics: 
F. A. McLaughlin '11 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Board of Directors (elected bv mail ballot): 
W. I. Goodwin '18 
A. F. MacDougal '13 
Life membership in the Association was con- 
ferred upon Dr. Charles A. Peters '97 and 
Sumner R. Parker '04 because of the outstand- 
ing work performed by each of those men during 
his respective turn of office as secretary of the 
Associate Alumni. 

Prof. Curry S. Hicks explained the plans of 
the new physical education building and pointed 
out interesting features of the plans. Work on 
the excavating for the building had been started 
some days before by J. G. Roy, contractor, of 
Springfield who is in charge of the construction 
of the building. 

Mr. Almon H. Stone '80 of Wareham was 
then called to the front of the auditorium and 
received an ovation. Mr. Stone was the only 
member of the 50-yard class present at the 

President Thatcher then spoke briefly but 
optimistically of the development of the college 
during the past year and the probability of its 
future growth. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:15 and the 
alumni proceeded to Draper Hall where the 
annual alumni dinner was served to 420 per- 
sons. The college band under the direction of 
Captain Edwin M. Sumner played a short 
concert at Draper Hall just before the dinner 
and, following the meal, led the alumni parade, 
marshalled by Tub Dewing '20, to the site of 
the physical education building. The program 
there was under the chairmanship of Sumner 
R. Parker '04. Mr. Parker characterized the 
project to raise money for the new building as 
the biggest thing ever undertaken by the college 
alumni. George H. Ellis, chairman of the board 
of trustees, spoke on the co-operation between 
the alumni body and the trustees. Never be- 
fore, said he, has there been such a fine spirit 
of co-operation between the two bodies and 
never before has the state been so kindly in its 
regard for the College. 

President Thatcher Speaks 
President Roscoe W. Thatcher, whose sub- 
ject was, "What this building means to student 
life," said: "As the Memorial Building, also 
built from funds raised by the alumni, has 
raised the tone of social life on the campus, so 
will the physical education building give tone 
to the physical life of the student." He also 
outlined the plan of the college to introduce a 
program of body development which will tend 
to establish correct health habits for later life. 
An ovation was tendered to Philip F. Whit- 
more 'loof Sunderland, the chairman of the build- 
ing committee, for his successful managing of 
the project at hand. In his talk, Phil 
brought out four facts concerning the cam- 
paign: first, it showed the co-operation of all, 
alumni and friends of the college; second, it 
manifested the fine loyalty of the alumni; third, 
it helped directly the relationship between State 
House and College, and fourth, it proved that 
outside help for the campaign was given because 
of an understanding of the merits and true 
worth of the college. 

Curry S. Hicks, who has been directly re- 
sponsible for the management of the campaign, 
spoke of the year and one-half during which 
the building drive ran as being one of the 
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instrumental in changing the college newspaper 
from a bi-monthly to a weekly publication.) 

Dr. Baker: Because over half a century ago, 
upon this campus, as a winner of medals in the 
Farnsworth Rhetorical Contests, as tenor in 
the glee clubs, as an editor of the Index and a 
director of the Washington Irving Society, as 
librarian of the Social Union and as class orator, 
you helped to lift the torch of artistic and in- 
tellectual endeavor, we greet you today as a 
brother and a pioneer; and taking from your 
personality and your career a renewed in- 
spiration, we honor ourselves in conferring upon 
you the coveted token of excellence in the 
fields of Academic interest, this medal. 

Dr. Torrey Speaks 

Dr. Ray E. Torrey '12 opened a round 
table discussion entitled Playboys of the Western 
World. Dr. Torrey, in his talk, followed the 
thought, the keynote of which President 
Thatcher had struck, — evolution, progress. Dr. 
Torrey stated that, because of the state to 
which they had been developed, academic 
activities, as such, might be considered worthy 
of a place as curricular rather than extra cur- 
ricular activities. 

Dean Machmer, Roland H. Yerbeck 'OS, E. 
Farnham Damon '10, William L. Dole '27, 
Dr. Charles S. Howe '78 and Prof. Frank 
Prentice Rand continued the discussion opened 
by Dr. Torrey. 

Following the discussion the officers for the 
coming year were elected as follows: president- 
George Edman '21, Pittsfield, Mass.; secretary, 
treasurer, George Emery '25, Amherst, Mass.; 
executive committee, Emily G. Smith '25 
Concord, Mass.; M. O. Lanphear '18, Amherst, 
Mass.; and Charles H. Gould '16, Haydenville, 

Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 acted as presiding 
officer. The earnest enthusiasm of his remarks 
was indicative of the feeling of the entire meeting. 


Prof. Fred C. Sears is spending the summer 
in Labrador with the Grenfell Mission. 

Prof. Walter W. Chenoweth is spending two 
months vacation in Labrador. 

I'rof. Frank Prentice Rand is spending the 
summer in England and will attend the Passion 
Play at Oberammergau. 

Prof. William C. Monahan is planning to 
attend the World Poultry Congress in England 
during July and August. 

Fred Ellert '30 is studying at the University 
of Munich this summer, and will return as 
instructor in German at the college next fall. 

Prof. Frandsen and Mr. Harry G. Lindquist 
'22 are attending the Dairy Science meetings 
at Ames, Iowa. 

Assistant Prof. Merrill J. Mack of the dairy 
department is to attend the summer school at 
Pennsylvania State College. 

Dr. A. B. Beaumont of the department of 
agronomy, sailed on Friday, May .31, from 
Hoboken, to attend the meetings of the Second 
International Soil Congress, to be held at 
Leningrad and Moscow, Russia. 

After the scheduled meetings Dr. Beaumont 
will continue his studies in Europe and in the 
British Isles. He expects to return to the 
United States about October 1. 

Dr. J. P. Jones has resigned as research 
professor of agronomy in the Experiment 
Station, to take effect June 1. He has accepted 
a position as agronomist with the Koppers 
Research Corporation; the corporation is a 
subsidiary of the Koppers Company of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., and is establishing an agricultural 
experiment station especially for testing the 
various products and by-products produced by 
the company. The station is being started on 
a 300-acre farm at Ligonier, Pa., were Dr. 
Jones will make his headquarters. 

Dr. Henry T. Fernald 



Elected Professor Emeritus 

After thirty-one years of service Dr. Henry 
T. Fernald will retire at the end of this month 
as head of the department of entomology and 
director of the graduate school at M.A.C. On 
June 16 he was elected professor emeritus of 
entomology by the board of trustees. 

Dr. Fernald was born in Litchfield, Maine 
on April 17, 1866. His early childhood was 
spent in lloulton, Maine, where the surround- 
ings were especially attractive for the pursuit 
of his favorite pastime, the observation and 
collection of insects. 

Dr. Fernald's mother was an entomologist 
and has published a volume on entomology. 
Together, Mrs. Fernald and her son, in later 
years, in Amherst, discovered and reported the 
brown tail moth. 

Dr. Fernald was prepared for college alto- 
gether by his mother, and was graduated from 
the State College, Orono, Maine in 1885 at the 
age of 19 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. 
He received the degree of Master of Science 
from that institution in 1888. His thesis dealt 
with insect histology. 

An attack of typhoid fever kept Dr. Fernald 
from immediately pursuing his studies for the 
doctorate, and for a year he studied marine 
forms near Nassau in the Bahamas with Dr. 
William Brooks, the celebrated biologist. 

Following this he studied for his Ph.D. at 
the Johns Hopkins University, and received 
the degree in 1890. The subject of his doctor's 
thesis was the "Relationships of Arthropods," 
which is one of the earliest and most important 
studies of the origin and relationships of insects. 
State Zoologist of Pennsylvania 

A year before he received his doctor's degree 
Dr. Fernald was offered the position of professor 
of zoology at the Pennsylvania State College 
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Cox of Framingham and Oscar Burbank of 
Worcester, class marshals. 

Advanced Degrees Conferred 

The candidates for the degree of doctor o' 
philosophy were: Edward A. Richmond, Moores" 
town, N. J.; Harvey L. Sweetman, Las Animas> 
Colo; degree granted in absentia, Kenneth A- 
Salmon '24, Palo Alto, Calif. 

The candidates for the degree of master of 
science were as follows: Gardner M. Albro, 
Newport, R. I.; David F. Carpenter '86, Millers 
Falls; Hermon R. Clark, Springfield; George C. 
Crooks, North Brookfield; Harold R. Knudsen, 
Amherst; Constantine P. Ladas '28, Boston; 
Herbert A. Landry, West Springfield; Miriam 
Morse, New Braintree; Richard C. Newton, 
Middletown, Conn.; Oliver S. Plantinga '28, 
Amherst; Sarah T. Plantinga '28, Amherst; 
Walter R. Smith '28, Holden; Rhea E. Stitt, 
Huron, S. D.; Sarah E. Stewart, Las Cruces, 
N. M.; Ralph A. Van Meter, Amherst. 

The following elections were announced: to 
Phi Kappa Phi, scholastic honorary society: 
Winthrop Ames of Amherst, Harold V. Campbell 
of Leyden, John B. Howard (posthumous), 
Kenneth W. Hunt of Springfield, Fred W. Jones 
of Otis, Isabel E. Morgan of Schenectady, N.Y., 
Wilfred G. Purdy of Amherst and Alice G. 
Stiles of Westfield. 

Prizes Awarded 

Prizes were announced as follows: George B. 
Grinnell prize given by William Claffin of 
Boston to the three seniors having the best 
record in practical and theoretical agriculture: 
first, Winthrop Ames of Amherst; second, 
Osmun Babson of Gloucester; third, Frank A. 
Skogsberg of Worcester. 

Henry Hills botanical awards: first, William 
A. P. Day of Watertown; second, Edwina F. 
Lawrence '31 of Springfield. 

Burnham declamation contest awards: first, 
Leonard A. Salter Jr.; second, Oscar Margolin 
of Newtonville. 

Allen Leon Pond memorial medal for general 
excellence in football: Floyd Brackley of Strong, 

Frederick Cornelius Eldred athletic prizes: 
first, Fred C. Ellert of Holyoke; second, Allen 
S. West Jr. '31 of Springfield. 

Academic activities conspicuous service trophy: 
Margaret P. Donovan of Bondsville. 

Southern alumni baseball cup: Ralph F. 
Kneeland Jr. '31 of Quincy. 

George Henry Richards memorial cup to the 
member of the basketball team who shows the 
greatest improvement in leadership, sportsman- 
ship, and individual and team play during the 
season: Fred C. Ellert of Holyoke. 

Virginia Dare Extract prize to the ranking 
student in chemistry: Ralph F. Nickerson of 

Helen A. Whitlier memorial scholarship in 
"art as applied to living": Thelma S. Frederich 
'31 of Florence. 

Elizabeth Steinbugler prize in English to the 
woman in the junior or senior class writing the 
best paper on a subject of literary investigation 
in any English course during the past year: 
Gertrude Mead '31 of Southbridge. 

Rev. Douglas G. Guest read the prayer. 
The string quartet, led by Dr. Miles H. Cubbon, 
played. The speaker was Charles S. Whitman, 
former governor of New York, and president 
of the class of 1890 at Amherst, which is having 
its 40-year reunion this week. Payson Smith, 
commissioner of education, presented the 

'16 Benjamin C. L. Sander who teaches 
math in the Greenfield High School, received 
an Ed.M. degree from Harvard last February. 

'18 Stewart S. Clark teaches solid geometry 
and science at the Chapman Technical High 
School at New London, Conn. 


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School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and 
Tufts each giving way to the prowess of Massa- 

Members of the class of 1905 who had played 
on this team then recalled incidents of the 

First Tufts Game 
In speaking of the first football game played 
between Tufts and M.A.C., Evan F. Richard- 
son '87 said that this game was played on the 
old Blake Field at Amherst College. Mr. 
Richardson said that the only reason he could 
recall for the game having been played on this 
field was that Amherst College students thereby 
were able to watch the contest free. 

L. L. Derby, sp'14, coach of track at M.A.C., 
read a comprehensive and interesting history 
of track at M.A.C. which had been compiled 
by Leonard H. Takahashi '31, as a part of a 
thesis course in English. 

Tub Dewing '20 in speaking of athletics in 
the class of 1920 paid tribute to Jackie Carlton 
'20 who, Tub said, was the only athlete of that 
class still carrying on. Jackie each year runs 
in the B.A.A. 25-mile marathon from Ashland 
to Boston. 

Curry S. Hicks spoke next concerning the 
baseball rules of the National Collegiate Ath- 
letic Association. Mr. Hicks is a member of the 
baseball rules committee of this association. 
The new rules affect only collegiate baseball 
and at the same time do not alter the game as 
it is played by professional clubs. A code of 
sportsmanship is a part of the collegiate rules. 

Larry Briggs '27, freshman coach at M.A.C, 
spoke of basketball tournaments particularly in 
the light of the interscholastic basketball 
tournaments held at M.A.C. each winter. 

George Emery '25, assistant alumni secretary, 
extended an invitation to M.A.C. graduates to 
visit their alumni office now located in Memorial 

The new officers elected to the Varsity Club 
are as follows; 

President, Starr M. King '21 

1st Vice-President, John B. Hull '91 

2nd Vice-President, Theodore F. Cook '01 

3rd Vice-President, Alfred D. Perry '81 

4th Vice-President, Henry B. Morse '11 

Secretary and Treasurer, Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Executive Committee: 

Willard A. Munson '05 

Frederick A. McLaughlin '11 

Harold M. Gore '13 

Emory E. Grayson '17 

Robert D. Hawley '18 

Oliver C. Roberts '18 

Laurence E. Briggs '27 

Albert F. Spelman '27 

Cecil C. Rice '28 

Fred C. Ellert '30 

w'18 Kenneth L. Messenger is commissioner 
of child welfare of the state of Connecticut. 

'20 Henry E. Lyons who is district traffic 
superintendent of the New York Telephone Co., 
writes that there is a growing clan of M.A.C. 
men in the company. 

'26 Bill Budge is chemist with the Neapoli- 
tan Ice Cream Company, Cambridge, Mass. 

'26 Erne Dick of the personnel department 
of the W. T. Grant Co., 1441 Broadway, New 
York City submits the following list of Aggie 
men who are with his company: Carl Isaac '24, 
assistant manager of the W. T. Grant Co. store 
in Albany, N. Y.; Al Stevens '26, assistant 
manager of the W. T. Grant Co. store in Lan- 
caster, Pa.; Chet Whitman '24, manager of the 
store in Aurora, 111.; Jack Devine '29, floorman 
in the Canton, Ohio store; Red Nottebaert '27, 
assistant manager in the Lynchburg, Va. store. 

'27 Ruth E. Davison is teaching English 
and biology in the West Springfield, Mass. 
High School. 


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but decided to complete the work for his degree 
rather than accept. It is interesting to note 
that this position was held open for him until 
the following year when he was graduated from 
Johns Hopkins. 

He taught zoology at Pennsylvania State 
College for nine years, offering pre-medical 
work during the latter part of this period. For 
a year and a half he was also State Zoologist 
of Pennsylvania, and for two years State Ento- 

In 1899 he came to Amherst as professor of 
entomology and head of the department at the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College. At this 
time his father was professor of zoology at 

Dr. Fernald superintended the making of all 
plans and the construction of Fernald Hall, 
named for his father, Dr. Charles Henry Fernald. 
This building, one of the largest on the M.A.C. 
campus, now houses the departments of ento- 
mology, zoology, and geology. 

Director of Graduate School at M.A.C. 

After the resignation of Dr. C. H. Fernald in 
1910 Dr. H. T. Fernald became director of the 
graduate school. Under the leadership of the 
Doctors Fernald, men trained in entomology at 
M.A.C. have become nationally known in this 
field of science. Through research, the depart- 
ment of entomology at M.A.C. under Dr. H. T. 
Fernald has discovered methods of control for 
many insect pests which have meant tremend- 
ous savings to the agricultural industry. Dr. 
Fernald's book, Textbook of Applied Ento- 
mology, is used in many colleges and univer- 
sities throughout the country and is generally 
recognized to be the best book available for 
the purpose. 

Dr. Fernald is in splendid health but expects 
to spend much of his time in Florida, where 
the climate is more agreeable to him. 



The Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, at their meeting on Monday, 
June 16, approved a change in the college 
curriculum, effective next fall, which will per- 
mit students to begin specialization in their 
major courses in the freshman year. Sopho- 
mores will have greater freedom in the choice 
of electives. Freshmen who do not major in 
the social, physical, or biological science groups 
will not be subject to language requirements. 

A student health service is to be instituted in 
the fall with a physician in charge of the health 

The market garden field station at Waltham 
is to be known in the future as the Waltham 
Field Station of the College, because of the 
widened scope of work being done. Ray M. 
Koon, extension specialist at the College, will 
be in charge of the station as research professor 
of vegetable gardening. 

The department of landscape gardening will 
become the department of landscape architec- 

Faculty Appointments 

The following appointments were made: 
William H. Armstrong, '99, assistant professor 
of landscape architecture and superintendent of 
farm management; Oliver S. Flint '17, assistant 
and zoology; Elizabeth S. Robertson '29, in- 
structor in Spanish and French; William R. 
Phinney '30, instructor in English; James 
Robertson Jr., instructor in landscape archi- 
tecture; and Harvey L. Sweetman, assistant 
professor of entomology; Frank J. Sievers, 
director of graduate school; Victor A. Rice, 
head of the division of agriculture; Robert P. 
Holdsworth, professor of forestry; Charles P. 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1930 




The military department at the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College each year sponsors 
two interesting social events. One is the mili- 
tary ball held during the winter, the second is 
the spring horse show. 

The ninth annual horse show was held on 
Saturday, May 24, when the new riding park 
at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and North 
Hadley Road was used publicly for the first 
time. Seventeen classes of entries were repre- 
sented in the show including the following: 
saddle horses, jumpers, polo ponies, hunters, 
driving horses, pair jumpers, saddle pairs, hunt 
teams, and road hacks. Of the fifty horses 
entered only six were the property of the mili- 
tary department. 

Horses which have won blue ribbons at some 
of the largest fairs and most prominent horse 
shows in New England and New York were 
exhibited in the show. 

Famous Horses Enteied 

Miss Phoebe Warren of Troy, N. Y., rode 
her six thousand dollar horse, Ammeter, to 
first place in the hunters open class. 

A trio of gray hunters of striking conforma- 
tion and exceptionally fine performance won 
first place in the hunt teams class. These 
horses were members of a group of crack hunters 
and jumpers entered by Troop G of the New 
York State Police. Bud Keeley, fifteen year 
old son of Captain J. J. Keeley, commander of 
G Troop, New York State Police, won first 
place in the Touch and Out Jumpers class 
being the only contestant to clear every jump. 
After winning first place the boy changed to 
another mount and won second in the same 

Horses were entered from Turkey Hill Hunt 
and Polo Club of Worcester, Bobbin Hollow 
Farm, Amherst, Woronoak Riding Academy, 
Westfield, and by Barbara Tait, Springfield' 
Hugh McConnell, Northampton, C. T. Richard- 
son, Springfield, H. G. Beaumont, Northamp- 
ton, Mrs. Calvin Farnsworth, West Boylston, 
in addition to the large number of very nice 
local horses. 

An unusual feature of the show- was the 
exhibition of a brake owned by Mr. E. M. 
Whitcomb of Amherst and driven for the first 
time in almost twenty years by Major N. Butler 
Briscoe in charge of the R.O.T.C. unit at 

The show was under the direction of Captain 
E. M. Sumner of the military department at 
M.A.C. The judges were Dr. F. M. Austin of 
Springfield and Major H. C. Fellows, U.S.A., 
of New Haven, Conn. 

Over 1500 people attended the show, many of 
whom were thus becoming acquainted with this 

Phi Sigs to Meet at M.A.C. 

The biennial convention of Phi Sigma Kappa 
is to be held this year at Amherst and Boston, 
August 19 to 23. About 200 delegates from fifty 
colleges and alumni clubs over the country are 
expected to convene at M.A.C. on August 19. 
This will be a particularly significant event 
because of the fact that it was here in old North 
College in 1873 that the fraternity was founded. 

Dr. Joseph E. Root '76 is expected to be 
chairman of the program at Amherst which will 
include talks by Dr. W. P. Brooks '75, a founder 
of the fraternity, and Dr. C. S. Howe '78, Ralph 
J. Watts '07 is secretary-treasurer of the national 

On the afternoon of August 19 the delegates 
will travel by auto to Boston where the conven- 
tion will continue for the rest of the week at 
the Hotel Statler. 

Major N. Butler Briscoe, commandant of the M.A.C. R.O.T.C. unit 
driving Mr. E. M. Whitcomb's brake 

Try This on Your Speedometer 

Note. The title and first paragraph of this 
article are from an article of the same name in 
the magazine, Horse Lovers, for August. 1929, 
written by Major N. Butler Briscoe, U.S.A., 
commandant of the R.O.T.C. unit at M.A.C. 

"Set yourself to arrive at some point in your 
automobile, say thirty miles away, just exactly 
forty-seven minutes after starting. Look at 
your speedometer as often as you care to, but 
do not look at your watch or clock until arrival. 
I will bet a hat you can't hit it within three 
minutes. Now complicate the trip a little by 
choosing half a dozen points on the way which 
must be passed at specific times, and penalize 
yourself one point for each minute over or 
under at each point. Just try it. But if you 
want to make it a real sporting event do it on 
horseback, in familiar territory but over a 
course not known until you start. Do it at 
night and let your complete equipment be a 
horse, a map, a flashlight and a compass". 

Such are the conditions of the annual night 
ride of the senior cadet officers of the M.A.C. 
R.O.T.C. unit. 

Night Ride at M.A.C 

This annual event, than which there is none 
more sporting in New England, was held on 
the night of April 25, 1930, under the direction 
of the Military Department at M.A.C. 

Major Eustis L. Hubbard of M.A.C. plan- 
ned the details of the ride this year. 

Twenty-five cadet officers participated and 
rode their horses over a course of 29.6 miles 
through the Connecticut Valley, South Amherst, 
Belchertown and Leverett. 

The route was laid out in the form of a figure 
eight with the Drill Hall as the center, so that 
all riders passed this point at the completion of 
half the ride. 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Frank M. Bishop 
'30 of Natick won the ride with the least penalty 
score of 23. He finished within five minutes of 
the required time, five hours. Cadet Sergeant 
William E. Bosworth '31 of Holyoke, com- 
pleted the ride with the same penalty score, 
but on the following morning the judges decided 
that Bishop's horse was in superior condition 
to Bosworth's, thereby awarding first place to 

The night ride each year gains in wide-spread 
interest, and a large group of spectators watched 
an animated map in the Drill Hall headquarters 
which showed the positions of the contestants 
during the progress of the ride. 


1871 The class of 1871 held a meeting and 
had a class supper at the Davenport Inn, 
Amherst on the evening of June 14. The 
following men were present, with their wives: 
Jabez Fisher, 73 Congress St., Fitchburg, 
Mass.; George Leonard, 17 Sumner Ave., 
Springfield, Mass.; William D. Russell, 59 High 
St., Greenfield, Mass.; Edgar E. Thompson, 
West Medway. Mass.; W. M. Tucker, Monson, 
Mass.; William Wheeler, Concord, Mass. 

This class won the 1914 Attendance Cup by 
having the largest percentage of graduates 

1880 Mr. Almon H. Stone '80 of Ware ham 
and Mrs. Stone represented the 50-year class, 
Mr. Stone seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed 
the program, and it was enjoyable to have him 
with us. 

1905 The class of 1905, self-confessed a 
noisy class, lived up to its reputation and dis- 
pensed fireworks and good cheer plentifully 
throughout the alumni day program. This 
class held a class banquet on Friday evening, 
June 13, at which over forty people, alumni and 
their families were present. On Sunday, June 
16, there was a class picnic on Professor Waugh's 
lawn. Professor Waugh is an honorary member 
of this class. The next 1905 reunion is sched- 
uled for 1935. 

1910 Lawrence S. Dickinson said, after the 
commencement program that he had never seen 
such an exceptionally fine spirit of friendliness 
as that which characterized the 1910 reunion. 
On Sunday, June 15, this class held a breakfast 
and picnic on Mt. Holyoke. The class of 1910 
really initiated dramatics, as such, at M.A.C. 
Proceeds from the junior play of this class 
were used to illuminate the chapel clock in 
1909. From the cast of the play sprang the 
group from which the present Roister Doisters 
developed. A large percentage of the cast of 
that junior play was present at the twentieth 
reunion of 1910. 

1915 Every member of 1915 was enthusi- 
astic, as he left the class picnic held at Dean 
Machmer's in Amherst, about the program 
which had been arranged by Enos Montague, 
Phil Whitmore, and Bill Doran, the reunion 
committee for 15's 15th. Dean and Mrs. 
Machmer and Prof, and Mrs. Curry Hicks are 
honorary members of this class. A member of 
this class, Bill Doran, is the newly elected 
alumni secretary. A picture of the class of 1915 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1930 


The following M.A.C. alumni recently at- 
tended the pasture day program held at the 
College under the direction of the department 
of agronomy at M.A.C. 

'20 Eliiot H. Taylor, R.F.D. 2, Shelburne 

Falls, Mass. 
'21 Richard A. Waite, Shrewsbury, Mass. 
'10 Wiliiam C. Johnson, 73 Smith Street, 

West Haven, Conn. 
'22 James F. Leland, Sherborn, Mass. 
'13 Herbert A. Brown, Middlesex Co. Ext. 
Service, Concord, Mass. 
w'90 Nahum H. Whitcomb, West Concord, 
'14 Harold Morse, Hatfield, Mass. 
'16 Wilbur Locke, 8 Campus Place, Spring- 
field, Mass. 
'22 Harry J. Talmage, Howard Block, Pitts- 
field, Mass. 
'24 Allen Leland, 6 Calvin Terrace, North- 
ampton, Mass. 
'04 Sumner R. Parker, South Amherst, Mass. 
'22 Stanley L. Freeman, 419 Spring Street, 

W. Bridgewater, Mass. 
'15 George Potter, Ludlow, Mass. 
'12 Benjamin G. Southwick, 37 Jefferson 

Avenue, White Plains, N. Y. 
'24 L. Leonard Hayden, Box 21, Elmwood, 

'16 William L. Harris, 101 East Branford 
St., Hartford, Conn. 
w'14 Rollin E. Johnson, Templeton, Mass. 

w'76 E. S. Ellis, who is practicing law in 
Miami, Fla., is first vice-president of the Three 
Score and Ten Club, an organization of resi- 
dents of and visitors to Dade County, Florida. 
There are 800 members in the club. 


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happiest periods of his life, and of today in 
particular as being perhaps the happiest day in 
his life. A dream of 19 years' duration was now 
being realized. Mr. Hicks was very proud to 
announce that over 50 percent of the college 
alumni had contributed toward the building of 
both the Memorial Building and the Physical 
Education Building. 

Following the speech of Professor Hicks, 
Charles H. Gould '16, president of the Alumni 
Association, took charge of the meeting. Differ- 
ent members from among those back to attend 
their class reunions were called forward to say 
a few words. Among those who spoke were: 
Almon Stone '80, Harold Thompson '05, E. 
Farnham Damon '10, George Campbell '20, and 
John Crosby '25. 

Following the speaking program, the group 
reassembled and marched to the athletic field. 
There the varsity beat a team of picked alumni 
members by the score of 3 to 1. Youth will be 
served. " 

Here is the alumni lineup: Kroeck '22, p; 
Newell '21, c; Marshman '23, lb; Moseley '22, 
2b; Nicoll '24, ss; Davis '21, 3b; Ball '21, rf; 
Gordon '23, cf ; and Brigham '21, If. 

Major N. Butler Briscoe followed the alumni 
parade onto the field driving the four-in-hand 
brake, in which were seated President Thatcher 
and Mr. and Mrs. Almon H. Stone of the 
class of 1880. 

Mr. Stone threw the first ball of the game. 
During the game the cup awarded by the 
Southern Alumni Club to the player who has 
been of most value to the varsity baseball team 
during the preceding year was presented by 
President Thatcher to Ralph Kneeland '31, 
center fielder on the club. 

The Alumni Day program was brought to a 
close by the presentation of "Fannie's First 
Play" by George Bernard Shaw by the Roister 
Doisters in Bowker Auditorium, by fraternity 
reunions and class banquets. 

w'82 George Eben Crafts has retired from 
active business as a pulp and paper manufacturer 
in Bangor, Maine after, as he says, "fifty years 
in the harness." 

'94 H. Preston Smead has a son in the 
junior class of the academic department of the 
University of Vermont. 

'97 George A. Drew left Conyers Farm, 
Greenwich, Conn., on January 1, 1929, after 
25 years as general manager. He is now en- 
gaged in building up his own orchard business 
in Westford, Mass., which he started while at 

'98 Charles N. Baxter drove over from 
Blandford, Conn, to Middletown to watch the 
recent Wesleyan-M.A.C. baseball game. 

'04 Sidney B. Haskell is on the invitation 
committee of the American University Club 
of New York. 

'08 Clifton L. Flint with Mrs. Flint, recently 
drove across the continent by automobile and 
visited friends on the campus. He has been 
doing landscape work and teaching. His new 
address is 1638 Steele St., Rosemead, Calif. 

'10 John N. Everson is an instructor in the 
sales school of the Shell Petroleum Corporation, 
Wood River, 111. 

'10 Harry R. Francis is a professor in the 
College of Forestry, Syracuse University, 
Syracuse, N. Y. and also is consultant to the 
Onondaga Country Park Board. 

w'14 Leslie O. Anderson operates a retail 
market at 30 Main Street, Concord, Mass. in 
partnership with his father. Mrs. Anderson 
operates the Frank Wheeler Farm on the 
Concord-Fitchburg turnpike and raises rhubarb, 
chives, mint and tomatoes under glass. 

'15 The following appeared in the New 
England Homestead for May 17, 1930: 

'15 E. J. Montague (Monte) the dynamic 
superintendent of things live stock at Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, is a power for 
good in his home state. His smiling face is seen 
at most of our Massachusetts farm gatherings. 
Monte has built up a great dairy institution 


(Continued from Page 5) 

group taken at Dean Machmer's house appears 
on the first page of this Bulletin. 

1920 The class of 1920 was very much in 
evidence throughout the alumni day program, 
and it is to one of the blue-uniformed members 
of this class, Tub Dewing, that all credit is due 
for the smoothness and dispatch with which 
the group of almost 400 alumni moved from 
Memorial Hall to Draper, from Draper to the 
site of the physical education building, and 
from there to alumni field and the alumni- 
varsity baseball game. Tub was appointed 
alumni marshal and a good alumni marshal he 

1925 At about 10.30 p. m. on Friday, June 
13, John Crosby, Lewie Keith and George Church 
wandered into the alumni office just as we were 
sweeping out. They called up Charlie McGeoch 
in- North Amherst, getting that gentleman out 
of bed so that they all might talk to him — 
and from then on the class of 1925 was busy 
until the end of the commencement program. 
At the '25 class meeting Rita Casey resigned 
as secretary and was replaced by George Church. 
John Crosby is class president and Eddie 
Ingraham treasurer. 

1927 Skilly Spelman reports that although 
but a small group, about 15, of the class of 
1927 was able to return at commencement time 
this June the class has planned a big blow out 
for 1932. The class had a dinner at the Montague 
Inn on Saturday night, June 14, but the high 
spot of the reunion was a golf match between 
members of the class at the Amherst Golf 
Club. For nine holes Vic Verity shot a 70, 
Stretch McVey 52-54, Al Snyder 52-54, Eddie 
Connell a 49 and that promising young chemist, 
Albert F. Spelman, a 45-39. Skilly was thereby 
crowned king. 

at M.A.C, the Jersey, Guernsey, Ayrshire and 
Holstein herds all being good. This institution 
furnished the winner of the first Ayrshire bull 
futurity at the Eastern States, and just to 
show that it was not simply luck came back 
last year with a second prize winner. But dairy 
cattle are not the only live stock of prominence 
at M.A.C. Down in that new horse barn 
Monte and his side kick Bob Porteous have 
as nice a string of Percheron horses as you will 
find in any barn. "E.J." is president of the 
Hampshire-Franklin Holstein Club, one of the 
real live breed organizations in New England 
and is prominent in all the activities of the 
various breed associations in New England. 

'21 Robert L. Jones is editor of the Detroit 
Chemist, the organ of the local chemical section. 
He is with Frederick Stearns & Co., specializing 
on vitamins. 

'21 Bob Starkey, who is associate micro- 
biologist at the agricultural experiment station, 
New Brunswick, N. J., expects to be in Russia 
and other European countries for a time this 

'22 Hervey F. Law is secretary of Stiles & 
Van Kleek, Inc., golf course and landscape 
architects, Boston. He writes as follows: 

Am very busy building and designing golf 
courses all over the east. We now have courses 
under construction in Maine, New Hampshire, 
Vermont, Massachusetts and New York State. 
We completed the new muncicipal golf course 
in Springfield a year ago, one for Williams 
College a year ago, one at Dalton a year ago, 
and one at Nahant this spring. Am using 
Aggie grads whenever possible and have placed 
several on courses we have finished. 

'23 Mel Hallett is doing sales promotion 
work with the Standard Statistics Co., Inc., 
200 Varick St., New York City. 

'24 Ted Chase has just completed his first 
year of graduate work at Harvard for an Ed.M. 
He returns to New Hampton School for boys, 
New Hampton, N. H., in the fall as head of the 
math department. 

'24 E. J. (Mike) Rowell spoke for Dr. A. 
W. Gilbert '04 on "The Agriculture of New 
England" from the Fifth Avenue studios of 
the National Broadcasting Company on May 
12, and over 35 associate stations. Mike was 
scheduled to be the guest announcer, but 
talked in place of Dr. Gilbert when it was 
found that the latter could not be present. 

w'24 Dana Turner is in the insurance 
business in Quincy, Mass. 

'25 Bob Cooke is a salesman for the Detroit 
Timkin Company and is located in Springfield. 

'25 Charlie Ross is teacher-coach at the 
Lee High School, Lee, Mass. 


(Continued from Page 4) 

Alexander, professor of entomology; and Arthur 
L. Bourne, research professor of entomology. 

The departments of entomology, zoology and 
geology were combined with Dr. Clarence E. 
Gordon '01 as head of the department. 

Resignations Accepted 

The following resignations were accepted: 
Dr. L. O. Bradley, assistant professor of bac- 
teriology; Delmont T. Dunbar, assistant pro- 
fessor of Spanish; Leland Durkee '26, instructor 
in German; Clifford O. Gates FG, assistant pro- 
fessor of landscape architecture; Chauncey M. 
Gilbert -25, instructor in zoology; Maxwell H. 
Goldberg '28, instructor in English; Francis P. 
Griffiths, instructor in horticultural manufac- 
tures; Lawrence R. Grose, professor of forestry 
and head of the department; John P. Jones, 
research professor of agronomy; Oliver W. 
Kelley, seed analyist; Harold R. Knudson, in- 
structor in agronomy; Thure M. Leivo, in- 
structor in landscape architecture; Faith E. 
Packard '29, instructor in English; Kenneth A. 
Salman '24, instructor in entomology; and 
Victor A. Tiedjens, assistant professor of vege- 
table gardening. 



Vol. XII. R Gu r a"a P n teed ge Amherst, Massachusetts, September 25, 1930 

Entered at P. O. Amherst, Mass. ftf/\ "? 

as second class matter lHw« ^ 


Twelfth Annual Program to be 
Held November 13 

"Perhaps there is no occasion when the 
heart is more open, the brain more quick, 
the memory more rich and happy, or the 
tongue more prompt and eloquent, than 
when two schoolday friends, knit by every 
sympathy of intelligence and affection, 
meet . . . after a long separation. . ." 
— Disraeli 

On Thursday evening, November 1.3, 1930 
there will be held over all the United States, 
and in Mexico, Canada, and Porto Rico, the 
twelfth annual World Aggie Night. 

Over thirty groups of M.A.C. alumni gathered 
last year on a similar occassion and reported 
interesting and enjoyable meetings. World 
Aggie Night serves not only to bring graphically 
to a group of alumni news of the College, often 
direct from a member of the faculty or staff, 
but also furnishes a means whereby classmates 
or friends who may not have seen each other 
for a long time will be able to meet and discuss 
the good old days, or this, that, and the other. 
The Alumni Office plans to send free of 
charge to each group holding a meeting a film 
strip illustrating scenes on the campus and 
views of the progress which has been made in 
the construction of the Physical Education 
Building. Negotiations are under way for 
radio time from 8.15 to 8.45 p. m. on the night 
of November 13 at stations WBZ and WBZA, 
Springfield and Boston. It is hoped that this 
or other suitable time may be available, in 
which event a radio program will be broadcast. 
Definite meetings already have been sched- 
uled at the following points: 
Los Angeles, California 

Dr. C. H. Griffin '04 

5250 Ellenwood Place, Los Angeles, Calif. 
Hartford, Connecticut 

Peter J. Cascio '21 

Mountain Road, West Hartford, Conn. 
Brattleboro, Vermont 
W. I. Mayo, Jr. '17 

Westminster, \"t. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Dr. Thomas J. Gasser '19 

Malvern, Pa. 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 2) 



Luncheon Held in his Honor 

On July 1 the chemical staff of the Experi- 
ment Station gave a luncheon at Draper Hall 
to Henri D. Haskins '90 in honor of his com- 
pletion of forty years service. Mr. Haskins 
began his work here under the late Dr. Goess- 
mann, on July 1, 1890. 

The luncheon was attended by twenty. In 
addition to members of the staff, Frank O. 
Williams, a classmate, and George E. Taylor 
'92 were present. 

64th Class Admitted This Fall 

On Wednesday, September 24, with an 
assembly at 1.30 p. m., the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College officially reopens, and 
enters upon the sixty-ninth year of its history. 

The freshman class, 1934, will be the sixty- 
fourth class to have entered the college. 

The freshmen report at the college on Mon- 
day, September 22, although their classes do 
not start until Monday, September 29. This 
week, previous to the actual opening of the 
freshman college year, is set aside to allow for 
fraternity rushing activity and also to allow 
the freshmen to become better acquainted with 
the college and campus before starting their 
regular class room work. Classes for seniors, 
juniors and sophomores start on Thursday, 
September 25. 

Due to the fact that the freshman registra- 
tion is not complete at the time this article is 
being prepared for the press, the statistics in 
regard to the incoming class cannot appear in 
this ussue of the Bulletin. They will be printed 
in the October 25th issue. 

A new schedule of class hours goes into effect 
this fall. Morning classes start at 8:30 and 
continue until 12:20. Afternoon classes are 
from 1:30 until 5. Morning chapel is at S 
o'clock on Monda>s and Fridays. Classes 
formerly started at S o'clock in the morning. 
It will be interesting to note what general 
effect this extra half hour for sleep in the morn- 
ing will have upon attention in lecture periods. 


Board of Directors Meeting 

On July 30, 1930 the Board of Directors, as 
elected by mail ballot last June and by the 
Associate Alumni body in open meeting at 
Commencement on June 14, 1930, met at 
Draper Hall. 

An executive committee was elected to repre- 
sent the Board of Directors at future meetings 
throughout the year. The following men were 

Stewart P. Batchelder '19, Sunderland, Mass. 

Sumner R. Parker '04, Amherst, Mass. 

Charles A. Peters '97, Amherst, Mass. 

Ernest S. Russell '16, South Deerfield, Mass. 

Theoren L. Warner '08, Sunderland, Mass. 

Frederick V. Waugh '22, Boston, Mass. 

The following officers of the Associate Alumni 
also are members of the executive committee: 

President, Charles H. Gould '16, Haydenville, 
Mass., chairman. 

Vice-President, David H. Buttrick '17, Ar- 
lington, Mass. 

Secretary, William L. Doran '15, Amherst, 

Treasurer, Clark L. Thayer '13, Amherst, 

The following business was conducted: 

1. Philip F. Whitmore '15, as representative 
of the Physical Education Building Committee, 
(Continued on Page 6, col. 3j 


Season Opens on September 27 

The editor of a certain alumni magazine once 
stated, perhaps facetiously, that if it weren't 
for the fact that most colleges supported foot- 
ball teams the alumni publications of those 
colleges would find difficulty in filling their 

So far as the M.A.C. Alumni Bulletin is con- 
cerned we feel rather sorry for that college 
where football is not a major sport; and, more- 
over, the article which was planned to fill this 
space is being held over until next month. 

Can you imagine fall in Amherst and no 
football team at M.A.C? Is there anything 
you would trade, those of you who have not 
been members of the team, for the October 
afternoons when you watched the football 
games on Alumni Field — or, for that matter, — 
on the old athletic field. And, you who were 
the players, is there anything you would trade 
now for the hours you spent in practice or in 
the games — much as you may have hated them 
then? Is there anything you are gladder you 
have worn than that "aromatic jersey"? 

It's a safe bet that there isn't. 

Well, we can think of nothing you had rather 
read than what and how the football team is 
doing. But you are warned now that you won't 
hear of how many hundred yards more we 
gained by rushing the ball than did our oppo- 
nents, even though they won the game. And 
you won't hear — in these columns — of how we 
pushed such and such a team all over the field 
only to lose the game. If we lose, we lose. If 
we win — and from the looks of the practice 
sessions which have been in progress since 
September 11, well it looks as though an Aggie 
football club was just about due, don't forget it. 

These men have been back, most of them 
since the early practice started: 

Backs: *Brown '32, Costello '32, *Diggs '32, 
*Holmberg '32, Hodson '33, *Kneeland '31, 
*Kimball '31, Manty '31, Svlvester '33, Sisson 
'33, Welch '33, Wood '33, Zillman '33. 

Ends: *Foley '32, Fabyan '32, Goodall '32, 
Hager '32, *PolIard '32, Stanisiewski '31, 
Thompson '32, Tikofski '32. 

Tackles: Dangelmayer '31, *Foskctt '32, 
Harvey '33, "Little '31, Ahlstrom '33. 

Guards: *Bunten '32, Cummings '33, Gertz 
'33, Hines '31, Holz '32, Tyler '33. 

(Continued on Page i Col. 2) 



Saturday, October 25, 1930 


Worcester Tech vs. M.A.C. 
2 p. m. Alumni Field 


All College-Alumni Dance 
7-12 p. m. Diill Hall 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1930 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni or M.A.C. 
Member oi The Alumni Magazine! Associated 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $3.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter. March 17, 
1920, at the Postofficc at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver G. Roberts '1?. 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Faith E. Packard '29 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-officio 
George E. Emery '25, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



William C. Ames w'72 

Word has been received by the alumni office 
that Mr. William C. Ames died on November 
16, 1929 in Newark, N. J. 

Everett Burt Bragg '75 

Everett Burt Bragg died of heart trouble 
July 2, 1930 at his home in Carmel, California. 

Mr. Bragg entered the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College in 1871 at the age of 15, and 
was graduated in 1875. For three years he was 
then assistant to Dr. Charles A. Goessmann in 
the chemistry department. After leaving 
Amherst in 1878 he was employed by the 
Bowker Fertilizer Company in New York, and 
later explored for phosphates in the West Indies. 
In 1895 he organized the National Chemical 
Company in Cleveland, which company, in 
1899, became a part of the General Chemical 
Company of New York, now a division of the 
Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation. At the 
time of his retirement Mr. Bragg was western 
manager, director, and vice-president of this 
company in Chicago. 

Mr. Bragg was a member of the American 
Chemical Society, the American Society for the 
Advancement of Science, the Navy League of 
the U. S., and other organizations. 

On May 31, 1882 he married Helen Bliss 
Dickinson of Amherst. His widow, four sons 
and a daughter survive. 

James 0- Dix w'75 

The Alumni Office has recently learned of the 
death of Mr. James Q. Dix in Holden, Mass. on 
April 29, 1929. 

Luther Nims w'78 

On June 6, 1930, Mr. Luther Nims died at his 
home in Mount Holly, N. C, after a week's 
illness with angina pectoris. 

After leaving the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College Mr. Nims practiced civil engineering 
in North Carolina for a number of years. He 
later became interested in textiles and organized 
the Nims Manufacturing Company which is 
now a part of the American Yarn and Processing 
Company. He was active in the administration 
of the affairs of this company until his death. 

Pierce A. Chamberlain w'92 

On November 22, 1929 Reverend Pierce A. 
Chamberlain died in Verona, N. J. Mr. Cham- 
berlain had been minister in the Presbyterian 
Church in Verona for a number of years. 

Thomas Edward Minkstein '31 

"Tim" Minkstein, captain-elect of our 1930 
football team, will be missed this fall — not only 
as a potential leader of more than ordinary 

ability and one who would have been both a 
zealous as well as a jealous guardian of our 
rights — not only as a player of better than 
average ability — not only as an inspiration 
because of his aggressiveness and workability — 
but also as a friend. 

A summer in the wheat fields beckoned to 
him as an opportunity to travel and this desire 
for romance cost "Tim" his life. He planned 
to come back to lead what undoubtedly will be 
a better than usual football eleven through one 
of its severest schedules. 

Up from the ranks, "Tim" was of that group 
who, never having played football before com- 
ing to M.A.C, by reason of hard work and 
never giving up, made the team, ultimately to 
captain it. A rugged, hard working boy who 
"always walked like a man." 

Harold M. Gore '13 


'13 A daughter, Mary Cameron, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Stuart Moir, February 11, 1930 at Dallas, 

'14 A son, Ernest Robinson, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Bennet A. Porter, May 12, 1930 at Tacoma 
Park, Md. 

'15 A son, John Curtis Perry, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Gerald E. Perry, July 17, 1930 at Maple- 
wood, N. J. 

w'19 A son, Forest, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
K. Montgomery, February 20, 1930 at Kenmore, 
N. Y. 

'21 A daughter, Barbara Ann, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman N. Dean, July 20, 1930 at Boston, 

'23 A daughter, Lorraine Lucille, to Mr. 
and Mrs. James S. Bennett, May 11, 1930 at 
Topsfield, Mass. 

'24 A son, Frederick Robert, to Dr. and 
Mrs. Perry G. Bartlett, June 22, 1930 at Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 


'22 Harry G. Lindquist to Miss Phoebe 
Ellen Mentzer, August 22, 1930 in New York 

'22 Herbert A. MacArdle to Miss Dorothy 
Waine, August 9, 1930 at Pelham, N. Y. 

'23 Howard R. Gordon to Miss Chiquita 
Irma Farnsworth, August 25, 1930 at Boxford, 

'24 Joseph Howard Burbeck to Miss Mary 
Elizabeth Garbarino, June 30, 1930 at Valley 
Forge, Pa. 

'24 Robert M. Darling to Miss Elizabeth 
Sever of Cambridge, Mass., June 14, 1930. 

'27 Otto Richter to Miss Anna Bertha 
Esther Erickson, June 28, 1930 at Florence, 

G Martin E. Cupery to Miss Susanna 
Ouweneel, August 6, 1930 at Milwaukee, Wis. 

FG John G. McCrimmon is a physician in 
the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. 


(Continued from Page 1) 
presented a brief inlormal report of the pro- 
gress being made in the actual construction of 
the new building. He reported the outstanding 
pledges on the building had been reduced to 

2. A discussion was next opened about what, 
if any, action should be taken by the Associate 
Alumni in regard to the question of a change 
in name of the College. 

After considerable discussion it was voted 
that a project to determine alumni sentiment 
in regard to a change in name of Massachusetts 
Agricultural College be adopted and that a 
questionnaire be sent to the alumni body for 
that purpose. 

It was voted that the matter of composing 
the questionnaire and the letter to accompany 
it be turned over to a committee of three to 
be appointed by the chair. Those appointed 
were William L. Doran '15, Sumner R. Parker 
'04, and Stewart P. Batchelder '19. 

3. It was decided that the date for World 
Aggie Night be set by the secretary and assist- 
ant secretary. (The date decided upon is 
Thursday, November 13, 1930.) 

4. It was voted that the secretary deter- 
mine a satisfactory date for Home-Coming 
Day. (October 25, 1930 was the date finally 

5. The following men were elected to com- 
prise the advisory editorial committee, a com- 
mittee which determines the editorial policy of 
the Alumni Bulletin. 

Linus H. Jones '16, chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver G. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Ellsworth Barnard '28 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-officio 
George Emery '24, ex-officio 


Carl E. F. Guterman '25. The lily disease 
investigation fellowship. Yearbook, Hort. Society 
of N. Y. 1929: 34-37. 

Herbert J. Baker '11. The Maintenance of 
Morale, in International Journal of Ethics, Vol. 
XL, No. 4, July 1930. 

William B. Barrows FG. Measuring and 
Marketing Farm Timber. (With Wilbur R. 
Mattoon.) Farmers' Bulletin 1210 F., revised. 

E. A. Back '04. Weevils in Beans and Peas. 
Farmers' Bulletin 1275 F., revised, and Stored 
Grain Pests (with R. T. Cotton) Farmers' 
Bulletin 1260 F., revised. 

Howard A. Turner '12. The Farm Lease 
Contract. (With L. C. Gray.) Farmers' 
Bulletin 1164 F., revised. 

F. A. Bartlett '05. The Dutch Elm Disease. 
American Landscape Architects, August, 1930. 

The August 1930 number of A merican Landscape 
Architects also contains an extended article by 
Progressor Frank A. Waugh dealing with the 
development of the grounds of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College. This article is 
illustrated with several campus photographs. 
The same issue of this magazine contains edi- 
torials by F. A. Cushing Smith, formerly a 
member of the M.A.C. faculty. 

Stuart Moir '13. Aerial Camera Maps Our 
Forests in a recent issue of New Hampshire 

w'72 William H. Kingman has retired from 
active business and is living at 8 Bellingham 
Road, Worcester, Mass. 

w'73 Frederick D. Johns, who has been a 
practising physician in St. Louis, has retired. 
He is in his eightieth year. He now is spending 
most of his time in San Francisco where his 
address is 775 Post Street. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1930 

Professor Hicks and Mr. J. G. Roy. contractor, watching 

steam shovel break ground for new Physical 

Education Building, June 13, 1930 

First steet truss for roof of cage being put in place. 
New Physical Education Building, September 1, 1930 



Physical Education Building 
May Be Finished in Spring 

J. G. Roy & Company, Inc., general con- 
tractors, of Springfield, who are in charge of 
the construction of the new Physical Education 
Building are doing excellent work in erecting 
the structure which was made possible through 
the co-operation of alumni and friends of the 
College and the State Legislature. 

The work is progressing much more rapidly 
than was anticipated and it is expected that 
the building will be completed and ready for 
occupancy by the first of May, 1931. 

Everyone seems surprised at the size of the 
new building and the apparent adequacy with 
which it will care for the athletic and student 
health program at the College. 

The building compares favorably in size and 
type of construction with similar structures at 
other colleges and will be a splendid addition 
to the physical equipment of M.A.C. 

Dr. E. J. Radcliffe has arrived on the campus 
as new supervisor of student health. He will 
have full charge of a student health program, 
and when the new building is ready will have 
quarters there. Besides watching student 
health with preventive means in view, when 
the new building is completed Dr. Radcliffe 
will supervise a program of corrective gym- 
nastics for those students with physical defects. 

Varsity Soccer 1930 



W.P.I, at Worcester 


Fitchburg Normal at M.A.C. 


Springfield Junior Varsity at 


Amherst at M.A.C. 



M.I.T. at Boston 



Conn. Aggie at M.A.C. 

ity Cross Country 1930 



Amherst at M.A.C. 


Wesleyan at M.A.C. 


W.P.I, at M.A.C. 


Harvard Open Intercollegiates 



St. Stephen's at Annandale 


New Englands at Boston 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Centers: Houran '33, Leary '33, Myrick '31, 
Bickford '33. 

Those starred are letter men. 

Chick McGeoch '25 is head field coach, Em 
Grayson '17 is coaching the line, and Kid Gore 
'13 is advisory coach. Roily Sawyer '26 and 
Bob Bowie '29 have been back for a few days 
helping out. Roily is coach at St. Marks School 
in Southboro. Bob is coach at Thornton 
Academy, Saco, Maine. 

Here is the schedule: 









Bates at Alumni Field 
Bowdoin at Brunswick 
Middlebury at Middlebury 
City College of New York at 

Lewisohn Stadium, New York City 
Worcester Tech at Alumni Field — 

Alumni Home Coming Day 
Amherst at Alumni Field 
Springfield at Springfield 
Norwich at Alumni Field 
Tufts at Medford 

Faculty Appointments 

Of the forty new appointments to the faculty 
and staff made during the summer fourteen are 
those of alumni. 

They are: 

William H. Armstrong '99, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Landscape Architecture and Superin- 
tendent of Grounds. 

Ellsworth Barnard '2S, Instructor in English. 

Max Bovarnick '27, Graduate Assistant, De- 
partment of Agricultural Economics. 

Maurice M. Cleveland '30, Fellow in Horti- 
cultural Manufactures. 

Fred C. Ellert '30, Instructor in German. 

Oliver S. Flint '17, Assistant Research Pro- 
fessor (Poultry Disease Elimination) 

Hermon U. Goodell '30, Junior Library 

Fred W. Jones '30, Graduate Assistant, De- 
partment of Chemistry. 

Elizabeth A. Lynch '29, Graduate Assistant, 
Department of Agricultural Education. 

Ralph F. Nickerson '30, Graduate Assistant, 
Department of Chemistry. 

William R. Phinney '30, Instructor in English. 

Cecil C. Rice '28, Instructor in Horticultural 

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Robertson '29, Instructor 
in French and Spanish. 

Harold J. White '30, Graduate Assistant, 
Department of Bacteriology and Physiology. 

Worcester Tech-M.A.C. Football 
Game for Afternoon Program 

The date of the Worcester Tech game, 
October 25, has been set for the annual Alumni 
Home Coming Day at M.A.C. 

The game alone promises to be well worth 
while. The Worcester Tech football team long 
since has passed out of the so-called "set-up" 
ranks so far as M.A.C. is concerned. New class 
schedules at W.P.I, now allow for adequate 
football practice periods at that college, and 
last year when the annual game was played in 
Worcester, Tech had four teams running up 
the field in signal drill before the game. We 
have about thirty men out for football. The 
game is bound to be interesting. Seats will be 
reserved on the player's bench for former varsity 
football lettermen. 

But, in addition, there will be a dinner in 
Draper Hall at noon for alumni and their 
accompanying guests. The charge for the 
dinner will be S1.00 per plate. 

After the game there will be opportunity for 
informal alumni gatherings in Memorial Hall. 
Fraternities will hold open house for the return- 
ing alumni, and will be groomed and decorated 
in competition for the cup which is presented 
to that house making the best appearance. 
There will be no house dances. 

But from seven until twelve, in the Drill 
Hall, there will be held an all college-alumni 
dance to which alumni are cordially invited. 
The tickets are two dollars per couple. 

This is the first affair of its kind to be held 
at M.A.C. but it is hoped that its popularity 
and success will warrant an annual recurrence. 
We'll be seeing you. 

'75 Thomas R. Callender, Northfield, Mass., 
visited the campus and the new Physical 
Education Building. 

w'75 Caleb S. Rotch is a clergyman at 
Oak Bluffs, Mass. 

w'82 Samuel J. Holmes has retired from 
active real estate work and is living at 188 
Park St., Montclair, N. J. 

w'83 William J. Manton is a farmer in 
Bellevue, Texas. 

w'85 Albert H. Chadbourne is a sales 
engineer at 411 Fifth Ave., New York City. 

w'87 Charles E. Merchant operates a to- 
bacco and periodical store at 844 Broad St., 
East Weymouth, Mass. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 



78 H. E. Stockbridge, son of the late 
President Stockbridge has returned to his home. 
Friends who knew him in College, and 
students in the earlier classes, who remember 
him, will be glad to know that he is again 
home at 393 Fourth St., Atlanta, Georgia, 
this after a sojourn in St. Joseph's Hospital 
in Atlanta. There he underwent the difficult 
and dangerous operation for gastroenter- 
ostomy. It was agreed among the authorities 
that the professor of Surgery at Emory 
University was the only surgeon in the South 
who could have performed the operation and 
that Dr. Stockbridge was the only patient 
over 70 who would have survived it. The fact 
known that Dr. Stockbridge never spent a dav 
in bed in his life, from sickness, before this, 
explains much. 

w'87 Ralph H. Cushman is a farmer in 
Bernardston, Mass. _ 

w'91 Alfred M. Davenport is a wholesale 
florist at 88 Grove St., Watertown, Mass. 

w'92 James E. Bardin has been town 
assessor for nineteen years in Dalton, Mass. 

'93 Frank H. Henderson is a civil engineer 
in Harrison, N. Y. . ,. , , 

w'97 Austin H. Fittz is director of the 
division and teacher of finance at Babson 
Institute, Wellesley, Mass. He is secretary of 
the American Public Welfare Trust. 

w'97 Francis Falby is electrician at the 
Hotel Angelis, El Paso, Texas. 

'98 Dr. Sam (S. W.) Wiley, President, 
Wiley & Co., Inc., analytical and consulting 
chemists, Calvert and Read Sts., Baltimore, 
Md., visited the college during the summer. 

'00 Jimmie Halligen is in the insurance 
business. His office is in the Masonic Temple 
Building, New Orleans, La. 

w'00 Henry E. Walker grows fruit and 
vegetables in Miami, Fla. 

'09 Ed Burke, "Mayor of Hatfield, visited 
with Prof. Hicks on the campus in July. 

'11 Herbert J. Baker, director of the Ex- 
tension Service of the New Jersey Agricultural 
College represented Gov. Morgan F. Larson of 
New Jersey at the governors' reception on the 
opening of the Eastern States Exposition in 
Springfield, Sunday, September 14. The 
governors, or their representatives, of the ten 
northeastern states were present and spoke 
briefly over the radio. An audience of 10,000 
in the Eastern States Coliseum was present at 
the program. 

'12 Marshall C. Pratt is a fruit grower in 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

'13 Marshall Headle represented the Lock- 
heed Vegas Corporation at the Detroit Air 
Show. He is aircraft demonstrator and test 
pilot for this company and is located in Bur- 
bank, Calif. . . 

'14 Harold Brewer is advertising solicitor 
for Good Housekeeping magazine. His home is 
at 8 Valentine St., Monmouth Beach, N. J. 

'14 Harry D. Brown of Billerica represents 
the 17th Middlesex House District in the state 
legislature in Boston. He has served on the 
Committee on Agriculture and the Committee 
on State Administration. 

'14 Lewis A. Webster of Blackstone repre- 
sents the 7th Worcester House District in the 
■state legislature in Boston. As a member of 
the Commission on Civil Service he has done 
considerable work in connection with bills 
-seeking to change civil service laws. 

'14 Alden H. Russell is a veterinarian in 
Concord, Mass. 

'15 Paul Whorf is salesman for the Inter- 
national Harvester Co., 81 Mosher St., Balti- 
more, Md. 

'15 Ernest E. Stanford is professor of 
botany and zoology at the College of the Pacific, 
Stockton, Calif. 

'15 The address of Frank W. Buell is c-o 
Brown Shipley & Co., 123 Pall Mall, London, 
S.W., England. Frank is very pleased to hear 
from old friends. 


(Continued from Pafie 1) 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

Dr. Carleton T. Smith '18 
36 Pleasant St., Worcester, Mass. 
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico 

Lawrence L. Jones '26 

c-o United Sugar Co., Los Mochis, 

Sinaloa, Mexico 
Danvers, Mass. 

Harold A. Mostrom '16 

Essex County Agricultural School, 

Hathorne, Mass. 
Concord, Massachusetts 

Sec. Herbert A. Brown '13 

Middlesex County Extension Service, 

Concord, Mass. 
Northampton or Hatfield, Massachusetts 

Allen S. Leland '24 

6 Calvin Terrace, Northampton, Mass. 
Columbus, Ohio 

Murray D. Lincoln '14 

1234 W. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio 
New Brunswick, New Jersey 

Milton W. Taylor '25 

23 Delevan St., New Brunswick, N. J. 
Washington, District of Columbia 

William I. Goodwin '18 

Beverly Hills, Alabama Ave., 

Alexandria' Va. 
Stamford, Connecticut 

E. A. Connell '27 

Box 1337, Stamford, Conn. 
Geneva, New York 

Lewis M. Van Alstyne '18 

498 Castle Heights, Geneva, N. Y. 
Providence, Rhode Island 

Willis S. Fisher '98 

108 Ontario St., Providence, R. I. 
It is hoped that over twenty-five other meet 
ings will be held. 

'16 Alfred A. Gioiosa is with the Acme 
Novelty Co. in the wholesale toy business at 
76 Summer St., Boston, Mass. 

w'16 Roland S. Baker is St. Louis secretary 
of the Corporation Trust Company. 

'16 Thomas L. Harrocks is sales manager 
for H. Reeve Angel & Co., Inc. at 7-11 Spruce 
St., New York City. 

'16 Benjamin Gilmore is motor vehicle 
inspector with the Massachusetts Registry of 
Motor Vehicles. 

'17 Walter A. Mack is an automobile 
dealer. His business is located at 10432 South 
Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. 

w'18 William H. Robinson is enrolled at 
Boston University in the school of business 
administration with the class of 1932. 

'18 Birger L. Johnson is associate professor 
of bio-chemistry at the Montana State College, 
Bozeman, Montana. 

w'19 Douglas T. Newbold is in the invest- 
ment business at 63 Wall St., New York City. 

'19 William A. Baker is with the United 
States Department of Agriculture in Monroe, 

'19 C. O. Dunbar is foreman of the College 
orchards at the Connecticut Agricultural Col- 
lege, Storrs, Conn. 

'19 Karl J. Pree is field superintendent for 
the Upland Citrus Association, Upland, Calif. 

'19 Ernest L. Coderre is in the department 
of Sales Analysis, American Optical Company, 
Southbridge, Mass. 

'20 Mort Cassidy is teaching in the Water- 
town, Mass. High School. 

'20 Harold L. Harrington is assistant mar- 
keting specialist in Newark, N. J. 

'21 Jerry McCarthy is doing special sales 
work for the Merrimac Chemical Co., 148 State 
St., Boston, Mass. 

'21 Howard M. Goff is concerned with 
municipal financing. His office is at 67 Milk St., 
Boston, Mass. 

w'21 Mrs. Lewis Adams (Rachel V. Hemen- 
way) of Wilmington, Vt., writes that Justin 

Hemenway '16 and family of Bryan, Texas, 
spent the summer in Massachusetts and Ver- 

'21 Everett C. Preston is enrolled for the 
degree of Ph.D. at Columbia University. His 
address is Bancroft Hall, Columbia University. 
'21 Francis Fletcher is herdsman for the 
Walker-Gordon Laboratories Co. in Plainsboro, 
New Jersey. 

w'21 James Fenton, owner of the Spring- 
field Athletic Supply Co., equipped the Amherst 
American Legion baseball team this past 

'22 Hank Gowdy is pomologist at the Home- 
wood Farms, Greenwich, Conn. 

'22 Howard J. Shaughnessy is Chief of the 
Division of Laboratories, Illinois State Depart- 
ment of Public Health, Springfield, 111. 

'22 Ralph Stevens is a hardware merchant 
in Arlington, Mass. 

w'22 Peter Crichton is in the bond business 
at 100 Broadway, New York City. 

'22 Paul Reed is head of the orchard and 
forestry department of Fillmore Farms, Inc., 
Bennington, Vt. 

w'22 Howard F. Coles is secretary to the 
assistant freight traffic manager of the New 
York Central Railroad Co. He is located at 
466 Lexington Ave., New York City. 

'22 Bob Lawrence is a veterinarian in 
Plainsboro, N. J. 

'22 Stan Freeman is service man for the 
Eastern Grain Co. in Bridgewater, Mass. 

'22 Harry Nigro, who is a physician at the 
Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, Mass., 
writes of two pleasant meetings with Norm and 
Inza Hilyard '23 in Scranton, Pa., last spring. 
'22 Mr. and Mrs. John N. Lewis visited the 
campus during the summer. John is assistant 
principal of the Oakwood High School, Dayton, 
Ohio, but looks just as he did when he played 
full back on the M.A.C. varsity. 

'22 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vinten visited the 
campus in August on their way back to Cleve- 
land from Nova Scotia. Ray is landscape 
architect with A. D. Taylor in Cleveland, Ohio. 
'23 George Graves is general manager of 
the Barnes Bros. Nursery Co., Yaleville, Conn. 
'24 Pat Myrick is a landscape architect 
with offices at 59 Wilson Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 
'25 George Shumway is production engineer 
with the Babcock & Wilcox Co., Barberton, 

'25 Herb Marx is edible plant superinten- 
dent with the Proctor & Gamble Co., Port 
Ivory, Staten Island, N. Y. 

'26 Eliot P. Dodge is studying law in 
Cambridge. His address is 12 Mellen St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

'26 L. Leland Durkee is graduate student 

in German at Columbia University. His 

address is 61 Morningside Ave., New York City. 

'26 Philip G. Johnson is instructor in 

physics at Tufts College, Medford, Mass. 

'26 Duke Mahoney of the Milwaukee 
Sentinel included Amherst in the itinerary of 
his eastern vacation trip during the past summer. 
" '26 Al Mann takes a new position as assist- 
ant dairy specialist at Connecticut Aggie on 
October 1. AI brought 52 boys up to the M.A.C. 
campus from Litchfield County, Conn., for the 
dairy exhibition which was held here August 
5th and 6th. 

'28 George Voetsch is landscape architect 
for Bassi-Freres, Inc., Larchmont, N. Y. 

'28 Bill Hyde is now landscape draftsman 
for the State of Virginia, Department of Con- 
servation and Development, Richmond, Va. 

'28 Albert J. LaPrise is with the Bowker 
Chemical Company. 

'29 John Chadwick is taking graduate work 
in landscape at M.A.C. John formerly was with 
Stark Brothers Nurseries in Louisiana, Missouri. 
'30 Tom Lawlor who is to take graduate 
work in botany at Harvard this coming year 
writes, "Am to have Pilot Smith for a room- 
mate — tree planting every Saturday night." 
Is that an invitation, Tom, or just a statement? 




Vol. XII. *«££££»• Amherst, Massachusetts, October 25, 1930 Ent ^ d s^o P „ d c,r h m er ^ lass - No. 3 


Large Number of Meetings Arranged 
for November 13 

The twelfth annual World Aggie Night is less 
than two weeks away. All alumni within easy 
reach of^the scheduled meetings are urged to 
attend. This annual event, scheduled for 
Thursday evening, November 13, presents an 
opportunity for alumni to visit with friends and 
classmates whom they have not seen for some 
time, and to discuss events and affairs of com- 
mon interest, as well as to receive information 
and news concerning the college direct from the 

There will be meetings at these places: 
Fresno, California 

Perez Simmons '16 
811 College Avenue, Fresno, Cal. 
Los Angeles, California 

Dr. Clarence H. Griffin '04 
5250 Ellenwood Place, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Hartford, Connecticut 
Peter J. Cascio '21 

Mountain Road, W. Hartford, Conn. 
New Haven, Connecticut 
Roger B. Friend '23 
15 Veranda Ave., Hamden, Conn. 
Stamford, Connecticut 

Edward A. Connell '27 
Box 1337, Stamford, Conn. 
Denver, Colorado 

John D. Snow '21 
209 Mint Block, Denver, Col. 
Washington, D. C. 

William I. Goodwin '18 
Alabama Ave., Beverly Hills, 
Alexandria, Va. 
Miami, Florida 

Myron G. Murray '22 
5734 N. W. 3rd Ave., Miami, Fla. 
West Lafayette, Indiana 
Joseph T. Sullivan '22 
492 Maple St., W. Lafayette, Ind. 
Barre, Massachusetts 

George N. Peck '19, Barre, Mass. 
Concord, Massachusetts 
Herbert A. Brown '13 
Middlesex County Extension Service 
Concord, Mass. 
Danvers, Massachusetts 

Harold A. Mostrom '16 
2 Trask St., Danvers, Mass. 
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 
Thomas Casey '01 
260 Cedar St., Fitchburg, Mass. 
(Continued on Page 2, col. 3) 



The Fairfield County Alumni Club 

will hold a meeting in Stamford 

on the evening of 

Saturday, November 15 

at 8 o'clock 
at the Suburban Club 

Edward A. Connell '27, Sec'y 
Box 1337, Stamford, Conn. 




Held on October 18th at Hamilton 
Place Hotel 

On Saturday evening, October 18, the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College Club of New York 
held a banquet at the Hamilton Place Hotel in 
New York at which the M.A.C. football team 
and coaches were guests of the club. Frederick 
A. Cutter '07, president of the club, presided. 
After the banquet Charlie McGeoch '25, field 
coach of the M.A.C. football team introduced 
the several members of the team who had 
played against City College of New York that 
afternoon. He then explained the situation in 
regard to athletics at M.A.C. and answered a 
number of questions. Prof. Curry S. Hicks 
next spoke in regard to the progress already 
made in the construction of the new Physical 
Education Building and expressed his gratitude 
for the manner in which alumni had supported 
the project. He displayed a series of pictures 
which showed the progress already made in 
construction. Statistics in regard to the enroll- 
ment at M.A.C, and as to the result of the 
alumni questionnaire concerning the change in 
name of M.A.C. were read by George Emery 
'24, assistant secretary of the Associate Alumni. 
The meeting adjourned at ten thirty. 

Enos J. Montague '15 Leaves M.A.C. 

Enos J. Montague '15, head of the farm de- 
partment and assistant professor of animal 
husbandry, left M.A.C. on October 1 to take 
charge of the estate of W. S. Sills, formerly a 
vice-president of the General Motors Corp., in 
Topsfield, Mass. 

Monty came t< — ^— . '. directly from the 
army in December IT | farm superintendent. 
He was made assi | lofessor of farm prac- 

tice in 1925 and in ±dou was promoted to be 
head of the farm department and assistant 
professor of animal husbandry. 

Under his supervision the College livestock 
has made constant improvement and won much 
recognition for excellence in type and pro- 

Mr. Montague has had the respect of the 
farmers and breeders of the State and was often 
called as a judge or a lecturer on livestock 
matters. In 1927 he and Mrs. Montague ac- 
companied the Guernsey breeders to Europe on 
the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 
American Guernsey Cattle Clubs. 

He served five years as secretary of the 
Hampshire-Franklin Holstein Club and for the 
last two years was its president. He was an 
elected delegate to the annual meeting of the 
Holstein Fresian Association of America at 
Colorado Springs in 1930. He was also a mem- 
ber of the committee on the merging of the 
Ayrshire Cattle Breeders Association and the 
New England Ayrshire Club. 

Questionnaire Returns Show Trend 
of Feeling 

Alumni of Massachusetts Agricultural College 
have expressed an opinion about changing the 
name of the College. In an enthusiastic re- 
sponse to a survey, authorized and conducted 
by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C, two-thirds 
of the alumni replying favor a change of name. 

This sentiment in favor of a change in name 
is emphatically voiced by men graduating during 
the last eighteen years. The older graduate 
were more reluctant to make a change. Con- 
sidered by decades, the number of alumni who 
replied to the questionnaire and who were in 
favor of changing the name, and the percentages 
of alumni favoring the change were as follows: 
'71 through '81, 6, or 20 percent; '82 through 
'91, 14, or 40 percent; '92 through '01, 30, or 
54 percent; '02 through '11, 39, or 45 percent; 
'12 through '21, 149, or 60 percent; '22 through 
'30, 278, or 90 percent. 

Reason for Desirability of Change 

A great variety of reasons are given by the 
alumni as to why the change is desirable (and 
also why it is not). Some of the strongest and 
most common arguments advanced for a change 
of name are as follows: (1) the present name is 
narrow and misleading, (2) it handicaps gradu- 
ates seeking employment in other than agri- 
cultural pursuits, (3) it does not indicate the 
real scope of the College, (4) undergraduate 
enrollment in agricultural courses is small, (5) 
the State needs an institution where its youth 
may secure general education at a low cost, 
(6) the charter of the College implies that the 
field of the College should be broader than 
agriculture, (7) the present work and scope of 
the College is broader than its name, (8) the 
College has been holding out against a liberaliz- 
ing tendency as to name, which tendency has 
already resulted in changing the name of other 
state colleges, (9) the present name is too long. 

Similarly, some of the strongest and most 
common arguments advanced for retaining the 
present name are: (1) There are already enough 
so-called liberal colleges in Massachusetts, (2) 
M.A.C. is well and favorably known under its 
present name, (3) there is no need of a change 
in name if the College is to be fundamentally 
agricultural, (4) the College is rated high by 
other institutions, (5) M.A.C. is judged by its 
men rather than by its name, (6) graduation 
from M.A.C. carries prestige in scientific and 
agricultural circles. 

Massachusetts State College 

The graduates are no less emphatic as to the 
name which the College should bear, voicing a 
strong approval for the name Massachusetts 
State College. 

It should be distinctly noted that this present 
expression of opinion by the alumni of M.A.C 
has nothing to. do with the question of estab- 
lishing a state university or making M.A.C. the 
nucleus of such a university. The organized 
alumni of M.A.C. have simply gone on record 
(Continued on Page 3, col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1930 


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Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1S79. 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
Ellsworth Barnard '28 
George E. Emery '24, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Charles H. Brown w'82 

On May 25, 1930 Mr. Charles H. Brown w'82 
died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. 

He was born in Taunton, Mass. on March 
24, 1858 and after attending the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College with the class of 1882 he 
left, later to practice law in Taunton, Mass. 
He later moved to Santa Monica, Calif. 

In 1905 he married Miss Rose Roth who 
survives him. 


'20 A daughter, Anna May, to Mr. and 
Mrs. George M. Campbell, September 18, 1930 
at Toledo, Ohio. 

'28 A daughter, Cynthia Susan, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Albert C. Cook, October 4, 1930 at Wil- 
braham, Mass. 


'26 G. Harold Thurlow to Miss Esther 
Virginia Dikeman at Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 
15, 1930. 

'28 and w'31 Albion Ricker to Miss Mabel 
Field at Sheffield, Mass., October 25, 1930. 

'28 Edward E. Marsh to Miss Mary Rosanna 
Shantz at Buffalo, N. Y., October 4, 1930. 

w'30 John H. Fenton to Miss Margery G. 
Douglas at Boston, Mass., June 17, 1930. 


R. C. Foley '27, E. J. Montague '15, and C. 
H. Parsons '27. Intensive Grassland Manage- 
ment. Experiment Station Bulletin 262. 

Ruby Sanborn FG. (With F. A. Hayes) 
Duration of Annual Molt in Relation to Egg 
Production. Experiment Station Bulletin 264. 

A. I. Bourne FG, W. L. Doran '15, and W. 
H. Thies FG. Further Studies on Apple Pests 
in Massachusetts. Extension Leaflet 133. 

E. E. Stanford '15. Garden Life-savers. 
Digitalis — and what it has done. Nature 
Magazine 16:215-218. Illustrated. 

Lawrence S. Dickinson '10. The Effect of 
Air Temperature on the Pathogenicity of 
Rhizoctonia solani parisitizing Grasses on 
Putting Green Turf. Phytogapthology , August 

D. J. Caffrey '09 (with L. H. Worthley, 
collaborating with C. O. Reed and R. B. Gray). 
Fighting the Corn Borer with Machinery in the 
two-generation Area. U.S.D.A. Circular 132C. 
50 p. 36 figs. 

'27 Larry Rhoades is an assistant county 
agricultural agent. His address is 1499 Memorial 
Ave., West Springfield, Mass. 

'28 , Thomas W. Ferguson is with Sheffield 

Arnold, landscape architect in New York City. 

_ '28 Bob Owers is doing landscape work on 

his own on Long Island, and Charlie Preston 

'29 is working for him. 


President Honored in Chile 

During his trip to Chile this past summer 
President Thatcher received two unusual honors. 
Together with three other members of the 
party, President A. M. Soule of Georgia State 
College of Agriculture, President E. C. Brooks 
of North Carolina State College of Agriculture 
and Engineering, and Dean Jacob G. Lipman of 
New Jersey State College of Agriculture and 
Mechanic Arts, he was made an honorary mem- 
ber of the faculty of the University of Chile, 
an honor which had never before been con- 
ferred. A special convocation of the faculty of 
the University was held in the Court of Honor 
of the administration building of the University, 
at which the certificates were presented. 

Also, the same four members of the party, 
together with Senor Davila, the Chilean am- 
bassador to the United States, were awarded 
the degree of "Doctor, honoris causa" by the 
Catholic University of Chile at a special con- 
vocation of that University in Santiago de Chile. 

President Thatcher is displaying in his office 
the certificates which he received. The certifi- 
cate of membership in the faculty of the Uni- 
versity of Chile is in Spanish and refers to its 
recipient as "Don Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher"; 
while the Doctor's degree diploma is in Latin. 
Prexy Plays Golf 

On and after his trip to South America 
Prexy was able to get in an interesting series 
of games of golf. He played six consecutive 
rounds of golf at Portland, Maine; Valparaiso, 
Chile; Balboa, Canal Zone; South Hadley, 
Massachusetts; Anaconda, Montana; and Am- 
herst, Massachusetts. No two of these succes- 
sive games were played on courses nearer to- 
gether than two thousand miles. A Springfield 
newspaper recently published this record in its 
sporting section. 


The annual High School Day at M.A.C. has 
been divided so that on November 14 and 15 
there will take place, on the campus, those 
agricultural judging contests formerly associ- 
ated with the spring High School Day. In May 
there will be a sub-freshmen day at which time 
secondary school students interested in entering 
M.A.C. will have an opportunity to inspect the 

The judging day program includes four con- 
tests; two, fruit and poultry judging, taking 
place on Friday the 14th, and two others, live- 
stock and vegetable judging, taking place on 
Saturday, the 15th. 

Contestants will be guests of the College at a 
Social Union entertainment on Friday night 
and at the Norwich-M.A.C. football game on 
Saturday afternoon. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Greenfield, Massachusetts 

Robert M. Demond w'14 

3 Riddell Rd., Greenfield, Mass. 
Northampton, Massachusetts 

Allen S. Leland '24 

6 Calvin Terrace, Northampton, Mass. 
Springfield, Massachusetts 

J. Emerson Greenaway '27 

Sibley Ave., West Springfield, Mass. 
Worcester, Massachusetts 

Dr. C. T. Smith '18 

36 Pleasant St., Worcester, Mass. 
Los Mochis, Mexico 

Lawrence L. Jones '26 

% United Sugar Co. 

Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico 
East Lansing, Michigan 

C. W. Barr '29 

P. O. Box 573, East Lansing, Mich. 
New Brunswick, New Jersey 

Milton W. Taylor '25 

23 Delevan St., New Brunswick, N. J. 
Geneva, New York 

Lewis M. Van Alstyne '18 

N. Y. Agri. Exp. Sta., Geneva, N. Y. 
Columbus, Ohio 

Murray D. Lincoln '14 

1234 W. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio 
Dayton, Ohio 

John N. Lewis '22 

Oakwood School, Oakwood, Dayton.'O. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Dr. Thomas J. Gasser '19 

Warren Ave., Malvern, Pa. 
Reading, Pennsylvania 

E. Lincoln Murdough '28 

Farr Nursery Co. 

Weiser Park, Womelsdorf, Pa. 
State College, Pennsylvania 

Harland N. Worthley '18 

222 Hartswick Ave., State College, Pa. 
Montreal, Province of Quebec 

E. H. Skinner '19 

886 Grosvernor Ave., 

Westmount, Montreal, P. Q. 
Kingston, Rhode Island 

H. M. Emery '20 

Rhode Island State College 

Kingston, R. I. 
Providence, Rhode Island 

Willis S. Fisher '98 

108 Ontario St., Providence, R. I. 
Brattleboro, Vermont 

William I. Mayo, Jr. '17 

Kurn Hattin Homes, 

Westminster, Vt. 
Burlington, Vermont 

John D. Lambert '26 

"The Homestead", 66 Bradley St. 

Burlington, Vt. 
Madison, Wisconsin 

W. E. Tottingham '03 

2206 W. Lawn Ave., Madison, Wise. 
These groups present exceptions: the Barre, 
Mass. alumni will meet with the Worcester 
group; the Boston alumni will meet with the 
Concord group; the Kingston, R. I. alumni will 
meet with the Providence group; the Newark, 
Del. alumni will meet with the Philadelphia 

The meeting at Concord, Mass. is to be held 
on Saturday, November 8; the meeting at 
Stamford, Conn, on Saturday, November 15; 
and the meeting at Washington, D. C. on Wed- 
nesday, November 19. 

'28 Alden Tuttle is a graduate student at 
the Pennsylvania State College. 

'28 Horace T. Brockway, Jr. has taken up 
work with the landscape department of Jerry 
Brookins & Son, Orchard Park, N. Y., near 

'28 Joseph A. Evans is in the _ extension 
service of the Farm Bureau Office in Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

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as it 



October 15, 1930. 

The glass is 

now all on the 

cage and the 


completely roofed. 


While football holds first place in the interests 
of most undergraduates and alumni, the various 
academic activities are already busy preparing 
to seize their share of public attention during the 
winter term. 

Combined Chorus 

The combined chorus, which now consists of 
about one hundred voices, is at work in the 
preparation of "The New Earth," by Hadley, 
which will be presented some time next term. 
The production will be directed by Prof. William 
P. Bigelow of Amherst College. The leader of 
the Chorus is Alan W. Chadwick '31. It is 
planned to invite a few persons outside the 
student body, who are, however, connected with 
the College, to assist in the presentation. 

College Orchestra 

There are between fifteen and twenty candi- 
dates for the College Orchestra, which, as usual, 
is being coached by Professor Cubbon. The 
Orchestra will make its first appearance on 
World Aggie Night. 

Roister Doisters 

The Roister Doisters have begun work on a 
play, "The Americans Come," which will be 
available for off-campus presentations during 
the winter term. It will not be presented on 
campus before Prom time, if at all. The play 
is a comedy, and it is planned to secure the 
best vaudeville and musical talent available on 
campus to aid in the production. The manager 
of the Roister Doisters is Leonard Bartlett '31. 


The debating team, which will be coached by 
Professor Prince, as usual, has already started 
work. The personnel of the team and the 
schedule of debates, of course, are not yet 
definitely fixed. Leonard Salter '31 is captain 
and manager. 


Largest in History of College 

Not since September 1916, when the high 
point of enrollment at the College was reached, 
has the student body at M.A.C. been as large 
as at present. There are more candidates for a 
B.S. degree now enrolled in the four classes of 
the regular four-year course than there ever 
have been in the past. 

Following is the summary of enrollment in 
the four-year course in 1916-17 and in 1930-31. 

Seotember 1916 
Senior class, 1917 104 

Junior class, 1918 138 

Sophomore class, 1919 174 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 1) 



The result of the opening game of the 1930 
football season between Bates and M.A.C. was 
a disappointment and somewhat of a surprise 
to M.A.C. football fans, and, for that matter, 
to the M.A.C. team itself. Bates, however, 
Maine State Champions last year, brought 
down a team of veterans which overpowered 
what appeared to be one of the best football 
teams M.A.C. has had for several years. The 
score was 26 to in favor of Bates. The game 
contained plenty of thrills for the spectators. 
M.A.C. played a forward passing and end 
running offense and elected to pound away at 
the Bates line infrequently. On this open type 
of offense Holmberg, Kneeland, Brown, and 
Stanisiewski, were outstanding players. Bunten 
and Foskett played good games at guard and 

The psychological effect of the outcome of 
this Bates game was, no doubt, a contributing 
factor in Bowdoin's win 45 to over M.A.C. 
the following week at Brunswick, Maine. But 
that 45 to score wasn't the rout which it 
might appear on paper as witnessed by the 
following communication. 
To the Editor of the Collegian: 

We played Bowdoin. We got everlastingly 
plastered. But to any interested observer 
M.A.C. finished with their tails up and still going. 

In spite of the score, the team was a heap- 
sight better than against Bates. The 250 mile 
round trip to see the game was not a wasted 

We are still rooting for M.A.C. and we'll be 
there next Saturday. 

Bill Cole w'02 

And Bill went up to Middlebury the follow- 
ing week-end and was amply repaid for making 
the trip. The team deserves much credit for 
making the come-back it did, winning 7 to 
over Middlebury at Middlebury, after two 
decisive defeats. 

It is interesting to note that Boston Univer- 
sity played Middlebury the following week and 
won by the same score, 7 to 0. 

The next week-end M.A.C. was defeated 37 
to 7 by City College of New York in New York 
City. The M.A.C. line played a heavier City 
College line, which was constantly freshened by 
powerful reserves, on about an even basis, but 
because of poor back-field interference the fast 
charging New York ends and secondary defense 
were able to check the M.A.C. offense before it 
got under way. Good interference for the man 
carrying the ball accounted in large measure for 
the City College score. Incidentally Cy Kimball 
the M.A.C. fullback made the longest run of 
the game carrying the ball on a kick-off from 
(Continued on Page 4, col. 3) 




(Continued from Page 1) 

as believing that the present College would be 
more accurately described by another name. 

"Aggie" men with characteristic directness, 
believe in calling a spade a spade and feel that 
since the College is really more than an agri- 
cultural college, it should be given a name 
indicative of the service rendered, i.e., Massa- 
chusetts State College. 

Charles H. Gould '16 

President, Associate 

Alumni of M.A.C. 

Statistics on Alumni Questionnaire 

The following statistics in regard to the 
alumni questionnaire concerning the change of 
name of M.A.C. have been compiled by the 
alumni office. 

On September 8, 1930 

785 questionnaires had been returned, indi- 
cating that 

516 alumni favored a change in name, 

253 did not favor a change in name, and that 
16 wished to express no opinion. 

Two-thirds (65.7 percent) of those alumni 
who expressed an opinion were in favor of a 
change in name. 

The following names were suggested: 
Massachusetts State College, by 366 alumni 
Massachusetts University, by 88 alumni 
Massachusetts College, by 20 alumni 
(There were one or two suggestions for each 
of several other names.) 

The distribution of replies by classes was as 
f ol lows : 

In favor Not in favor 

Classes of change of change 

Ap- Ap- 

Num- proxi- Num- proxi- 
ber mate % ber mate % 
'71 thru '81 6 20^ 20 80$ 

'82 " '91 14 40 22 60 

'92 " '01 30 54 26 46 

'02 " '11 39 45 47 55 

'12 " '21 149 60 106 40 

'22 " '30 278 90 32 10 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College have called a special meeting for 
early in November at which time the matter of 
a change in name of the institution will be dis- 
cussed. A member, or members, of the Board 
of Directors of the Associate Alumni will be in 
attendance at the meeting to present the results 
of the questionnaire to the Board of Trustees. 


Europe beckoned to several of our faculty 
members this summer. Dr. Chamberlain of the 
chemistry department has taken a leave of 
absence to study at Oxford for the coming year. 
Professor Rand of the English department, 
travelled quite extensively through the lake 
regions of England. Professor Beaumont of the 
agronomy department found Germany and 
Russia most interesting. Professor Monahan of 
the poultry department attended the World's 
Poultry Congress in London. Fred Ellert '30 
who is teaching German and acting as proctor 
for the freshmen in North College studied in 

Professor Sears of the pomology department 
and Professor Chenoweth of the horticultural 
manufactures department sailed northward to 
Labrador and the Grenfell Missions. 

Professor Van Meter of the pomology depart- 
ment has taken a year's leave of absence to 
study at Cornell. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1930 


w'92 Francis G. Baldus has retired from 
active business. He is living at Summerfield, 

w'92 Samuel O. Fowle is a veterinarian at 
1132 Great Plain Ave., Needham, Mass. 

'95 Herbert D. Hemenway, author and 
lecturer is listed in "Who's Who in America," 
"Who's Who Among North American Authors," 
"Who's Who in the East," and "Who's Who in 
Literature." (Liverpool, England.) 

'01 Ernest L. Macomber is station agent 
for the N. Y. N. H. & H. Railroad at Wareham, 

w'05 Thomas F. Walsh is a steam packing 
manufacturer with a business address at 234 
State St., Boston, Mass. 

w'10 G. Calista Roy is assistant superin- 
tendent of schools in Newton, Mass. 

'12 Howard A. Turner is assistant agricul- 
tural economist engaged in research work in 
farm land tenure for the bureau of agricultural 
economics, U.S. DA., Washington, D. C. 

'12 Silas Williams is doing time study 
engineering and estimating for the Westing- 
house Electric & Manufacturing Company, 
Springfield, Mass. 

'13 C. Herbert Brewer is director of the 
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau, 57 William 
St., New York City. 

'13 Everett H. Cooper is a leaf tobacco 
buyer in Raleigh, N. C. 

'13 Stuart Moir, 3505 Dickason Ave., Dallas, 
Texas, is Southwestern Manager of the Fair- 
child Aviation Corporation. He is vice-presi- 
dent and member of the board of directors of 
the Fairchild Surveys of Mexico City. 

'14 Harold D. Hadfield is with the New 
York Telephone Co., Rockville Center, L. I. 

'14 A. S. Tupper, landscaper, recently presi- 
dent of the Association of American Cemetery 
Superintendents, presided at the large annual 
meeting held this summer in Toronto and de- 
livered the presidential address, which is now 
being printed in full in Park and Cemetery 
under the title "The Cemetery and the Mem- 
orial." Mr. Tupper is recognized as one of the 
leading authorities on cemetery design and 
management in the United States. 


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Freshman class, 1920 170 

September 1930 
Men Women Total 
84 30 114 

95 30 125 

122 42 164 

178 61 239 


According to the new type of curriculum 
arrangement which went into effect this fall 
each freshman must choose the division in 
which he wishes to major at the beginning of 
his freshman year. 

The choices of the freshmen were as follows: 

Agriculture (Animal Husbandry, Dairy, 
Poultry, and Farm Management) 22 

Horticulture (Landscape Architecture, Pom- 
ology, Floriculture, and Vegetable Gardening) 

Home Economics 22 

Social Sciences (Agricultural Economics, Edu- 
cation, English and Literature, Languages, 
History, and Sociology) 39 

Physical and Biological Sciences (Entomology, 
Botany, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics 
and Physics) 100 

The 17 students not represented in this 
summary are classed as freshmen but are 
either transfers or else otherwise irregularly in- 
volved so that their decision in regard to a major 
has not yet been made. 

Senior class, 1931 
Junior class, 1932 
Sophomore class, 1933 
Freshman class, 1934 

'15 Harold C. C. Willey is a county agri- 
cultural agent in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. 

w'16 Robert R. Walker is a gladiolus grower 
in Mansfield, Mass. 

w'17 Louis F. Picard is a construction 
superintendent. His address is 21 Elmwood 
Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

'18 Fred A. Carlson is professor of geography 
at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

'18 Stuart S. Clark is teaching solid ge- 
ometry and science in the Chapman Technical 
High School, New London, Conn. 

'18 Raymond T. Stowe is sales manager for 
the W. N. Potter Grain Stores, Inc. in Green- 
field, Mass. 

w'18 Wesley R. Warren is secretary of the 
Common Brick Manufacturers Association, 11 
Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

'19 A. Warren Clapp is engaged in horti- 
cultural manufactures work in Weymouth, 

w'19 Harold R. Day is passenger agent for 
the U. S. Lines at 14 Regent St., London, 

w'19 McCarroll H. Leiper is in the real 
estate and insurance business in Blauvelt, N.Y. 

w'19 Forest K. Montgomery is a salesman 
with the Burroughs Adding Machine Company 
in Buffalo, N. Y. 

'20 George M. Campbell has been promoted 
to the position of Northeastern Freight Agent 
of the Baltimore & Ohio with headquarters in 
Minneapolis, Minn. His territory is to cover 
Minnesota, North and South Dakota and the 
provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, Canada. 

w'20 John S. Armstrong is a department 
manager with the Shepard Company, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

w'20 Abram T. Bowen is veterinarian for 
Deerfoot Farms, Southboro, Mass. in addition 
to carrying on a general practice. 

w'20 Louis Berman is an attorney at law 
with offices at 294 Washington St., Boston, 

w'20 G. T. Plowman, Jr. is an accountant 
at 209 South La Salle St., Chicago, 111. 

w'20 Mason Ware is in the automobile 
business in Glendale, Cal. 

'21 Herman N. Dean is prosecuting officer 
of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention 
of Cruelty to Animals in Boston. 

'21 L. Francis Kennedy spent the past 
summer in Europe conducting tours for the 
Chase Associates, Little Building, Boston, Mass. 

'21 Gid Mackintosh was interviewed for the 
November issue of Popular Science by Jesse F. 
Gelders in an article called "Why Midget Golf 
Swept the Country." Gid is construction 
engineer for the Tom Thumb (Rochester) 

w'21 John S. Stockbridge is a field super- 
visor for the U. S. Department of Agriculture 
at South Norwalk, Conn. 

'22 Edwin G. Burnham is service repre- 
sentative, commercial department, for the New 
Jersey Bell Telephone Co., Newark, N. J. 

'22 Don Lacroix is teaching general science 
and biology in the Amherst High School. 

'22 Hobart W. Spring is with Lee Higginson 
Trust Company, 537 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 

w'22 Oliver F. Hooper is a landscape archi- 
tect with the Lexington Botanic Gardens, Inc., 
Lexington, Mass. 

w'22 Robert M. Lingham is in "the fruit 
growing business in Littleton, Mass. 


THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 1930 



w'22 Maxfield M. Smith is in the New York 
office of the Eaton Crane & Pike Paper Co. 

'23 J. Stanley Bennett is teaching poultry 
husbandry at the Essex County Agricultural 
School, Hathorne, Mass. 

'24 Dr. Perry G Bartlett is research chemist 
for Charles Lennig & Co., Inc. in Philadelphia, 

'24 Vic Cahalane is employed by the de- 
partment of conservation of the State of Michi- 
gan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

w'24 George L. Stone is a florist with 
Anderson's Greenhouses, Easthampton, Mass. 

w'24 Dana Turner is in the life insurance 
business at 1400 Hancock St., Quincy, Mass. 

'25 Bob Cooke is a salesman for the Detroit 
Timpkin Co. and is located in Springfield, Mass. 

'25 G. F. Simpson is in the fire insurance 
business in Hartford, Conn. 

w'25 Homer B. Strong is a salesman in 
Philadelphia, Pa. His address is 4550 Fernhill 

'26 Francis J. Cormier is doing landscape 
work for the New York State Park Commission 
at Babylon, L. I. 

'26 Matthew Jameson is teaching mathe- 
matics in the Salem, Mass. High School. 

'26 A Wesley Jones is opening a greenhouse 
for himself at Salisbury, Mass. 

'26 Raymond E. Smith is just completing 
his second term as secretary of the North Shore 
Horticultural Society. 

w'26 Ron Jack is now coach of athletics at 
the Shrewsbury (Mass.) High School. Ron re- 
cently appeared on the campus in a big black 
and crimson sweater, when we heard a remark 
to the effect that athletic supply houses some- 
times throw in a sweater for the coach when 
an order for a schools' athletic equipment is 
received. (And we thought that we recognized 
Kid Gore's voice, but can't be sure.) 

'27 Bob Ames is a salesman for the Fuller 
Brush Company. 


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his own five-yard line, the length of the field for 
a touchdown. He threw a forward to Ossie 
Holmberg for the extra point. 

The team is working hard and fighting hard. 
It expects to win several games before the end 
of the season, and these contests, yet to be 
played, should be most interesting. 
Oct. 25 Worcester Tech at M.A.C. 
Nov. 1 Amherst at M.A.C. 

8 Springfield at Springfield 
15 Norwich at M.A.C. 
22 Tufts at Medford 


This is the first year that M.A.C. has had a 
varsity soccer schedule. To date the soccer 
team has lost to W.P.I. 5-0 and to Springfield 
junior varsity 6-0. 

The squad numbers 25 and works out regu- 
larly three times a week. Of this group of 25 
men, three have played soccer previous to their 
entrance to College, the others have had to 
start and learn the game from the ground up. 
Progress in individual skill is noticeable and a 
gradual improvement in team play can be seen. 


From present indications it is not expected 
that the varsity cross-country team will measure 
up to the successful clubs of the past five sea- 
sons. Thus far M.A.C. has lost to Amherst by 
a score of 16-42 and to Wesleyan by a margin 
of 16-39. In the Amherst race the work of 
Carpenter who finished fifth was outstanding, 
and against Wesleyan Captain McGuckian ran 
well to take a fifth. The squad which numbers 
15 is made up for the most part of men with 
no experience at cross-country running. 

A group of 12 freshmen are running over the 
shorter course and it is hoped that some valuable 
new material will be discovered in this group. 


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Vol. XII. R Gu r ara P n teed ee Amherst, Massachusetts, November 25, 1930 ^^^SEKv* 1 -"- No. 4 


One of Oldest at M. A. C. 

From the beginning, the curriculum of M.A.C. 
has been strongly scientific and the first course 
of study presented at the opening of the College 
in 1867 included botany, chemistry, mathe- 
matics, zoology, geology, physics, human 
anatomy and entomology. One of the first 
buildings to be erected on the campus was the 
old Botanic Museum which, since 1907, has 
been occupied by the Department of Physics. 
This building, originally costing $5180 in 1868, 
was one of several made possible through a 
grant of 875,000 by the town of Amherst. One 
of the earliest gifts to the College was a fund 
of $10,000 from Dr. Nathan Durfee of Fall 
River, a trustee, for the building of the glass 
house since known as the Durfee Plant House; 
in the same year (1867), Messrs. L. M. and H. 
F. Hills of Amherst, the latter a trustee, estab- 
lished a fund of $10,000 for the development 
and maintenance of a botanic garden. In 1869, 
William Knowlton of Upton gave $2000 for the 
purchase of an herbarium and the construction 
of herbarium cases in the Botanic Museum. 
This herbarium consisted of about 10,000 speci- 
mens collected by W. W. Denslow of New York. 
The Knowlton Herbarium now numbers up- 
ward of 40,000 sheets and packets, and consti- 
tutes a very valuable working collection of 
both flowering and cryptogamic plants. 

President Clark 

It will thus be seen that botany as a depart- 
ment of study at this College was strongly 
supported and firmly established at the very 
outset. This may be attributed not only to the 
apparent importance of plant study in an agri- 
cultural college, but also in large part to the 
interest and enthusiasm of President Clark, who 
in addition to heading the faculty at the open- 
ng of the College in 1867, was Professor of 
Botany and Horticulture, and Director of the 
Botanic Garden. Investigations conducted under 
the stimulating direction and encouragement of 
President Clark have had a lasting influence on 
the development of botanical science at M.A.C, 
and did much to attract a friendly interest in 
the new state college. The results of these in- 
vestigations are recorded in a paper entitled 
"The Phenomena of Plant Life," read by Presi- 
dent Clark at a meeting of the Massachusetts 
Board of Agriculture in 1873 and printed in the 
Twenty-first Annual Report of the Secretary 
in 1874. Ot this work, Professor Louis Agassiz 
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Poor Health Makes Rest Imperative 

It is with regret that we announce President 
Thatcher's request for a leave of absence from 

President Thatcher previously has suffered 
seriously from high blood pressure. This, with 
current overwork, has made it imperative that 
he take a complete rest until such time as his 
physicians advise him to return to the College. 

The Trustees have granted President Thatcher 
an indefinite leave of absence beginning Decem- 
ber first. 

The sincere wish of the entire alumni body is 
that Prexy's leave will be short, and that a 
speedy recovery will allow him soon to be on 
the campus again. 

Alumni Home-Coming Day 

Cold, rainy weather in Amherst on October 
25 made that date more ideal for a stay-at- 
home rather than a home-coming day, as several 
alumni remarked. But those who attended the 
Home-Coming Dance in the Drill Hall at least 
were glad they were here. 

The decorations in the Drill Hall executed by 
Breezy Bartsch '31 were unique and unusual. 
The music was furnished by Pete Yitton's 
Rhythm Kings of Pittsfield. Moon Mullen '27 
is pianist w r ith this orchestra, and his dance 
arrangement of "Sons of Old Massachusetts" 
which was played by the orchestra was a popular 

Henry A. Brooks '10 general superintendent 
of the Bartlett Hayward Company, one of the 
largest steel construction firms in Baltimore 
was a home-coming alumnus who was paying 
his first visit to the campus in twenty >ears. 
He was the guest of Roland H. Verbeck '08, 
director of short courses at M.A.C, for the 


World Aggie Night 

The complete reports of all World A 
meetings have not yet been received ||ie 

Alumni Office. We hope that they will be 
available for the next issue of the Bulletin. 

Nearly thirty meetings were held. Enjoyable 
reunions already have been reported by about 
ten alumni groups with attendance ranging 
from six to one hundred and nine. 

Interscholastic Judging Day 

An innovation in the entertainment of 
secondary school students at M.A.C. was tried 
on November 14 and 15 and proved exception- 
ally successful. 

Students in agricultural departments of high 
schools and in vocational agricultural schools 
throughout .the State gathered at the College 
for agricultural judging contests on the above 
dates. Heretofore these contests were held in 
conjunction with the spring High School Day. 
It was decided last spring to separate the judg- 
ing contests from High School Day, as such. 

The result was that more vocational students 
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Charles H. Gould '16 Presents 
Alumni Report 

The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, in their special meeting of 
Monday, November 10, voted unanimously to 
approve the recommendations of President 
Thatcher that the necessary legal steps be 
taken to change the name of the College to 
Massachusetts State College. Hon. George H. 
Ellis, chairman of the Board, and its Executive 
Committee were authorized to represent the 
Trustees in petitioning the legislature at its 
next session, which opens in January, to enact 
the necessary legislation to make this change 

This action followed a complete discussion of 
a report by President Thatcher and a report of 
Charles H. Gould '16, president of the Associate 

President Gould, Vice-President David H. 
Buttrick '17 and Secretary William L. Doran 
'15 represented the Associate Alumni at the 
Trustee meeting and answered numerous ques- 
tions asked by the members of the Board of 
Trustees. Mr. Gould presented, to the Trustees, 
the following unanimous vote which was taken 
by the Board of Directors of the Associate 
Alumni in its meeting of November 6: 

"Inasmuch as a recent survey conducted by 
the Associate Alumni among its members shows 
that they favor a change of the name of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, the direct- 
ors of the Association recommend that the name 
be changed to Massachusetts State College." 

President Thatcher's report to the Trustees 
is too long to be presented in full in the Bulletin, 
but the following excerpts indicate his reasons 
for recommending a change: 

The Scope of the College 

"The original charter of the College, approved 
by the General Court in 1863, declared that 
'The leading object of the college shall be to 
teach subjects relating to agriculture and the 
mechanic arts, so as to promote liberal and 
practical education. Its curriculum may in- 
clude other scientific and classical studies and 
shall include military tactics.' 

"This statement of the scope of the collegiate 
teaching work of the College has remained un- 
changed from that time to the present. Subse- 
quent Acts of Congress and of the General 
Court of Massachusetts have added to the 
original function of teaching on the campus the 
other duties of the College; namely, experiment 
station research, regulatory and control service 
for enforcement oi special laws, and agricultural 
extension teaching off the campus. But the 
original statement of purpose and objects of 
collegiate teaching has remained unchanged for 
more than half a century. 

Practical Training 

"Under this charter, there have been developed 

excellent courses in various major subjects which 

have a direct application in farming operations 

and others which prepare for various agricul- 

(Continued on Pajje 2, col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1930 


Published monthly at Amherst. Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
Member ei The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $3.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter, March 1* , 
1920. at the Postoffice at Amherst. Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3. 1879 

Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
Ellsworth Barnard '28 
George E. Emery '24, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Dr. Horace E. Stockbridge '78 

Dr. Horace E. Stockbridge '78, son of the 
late Levi Stockbridge, former president of 
M.A.C, died at his home in Atlanta on Thurs- 
day morning, October 30. He had submitted 
to a serious operation in July from which he 
never fully recovered. 

Dr. Stockbridge was born in Hadley, Mass., 
in 1857 and was graduated from M.A.C. in 
1878. He received his Ph.D. at Gottingen 
University in Germany in 1884. 

After his return from Germany Dr. Stock- 
bridge went to Japan where he spent the four 
years from 1885 to 1889- as professor of chem- 
istry and geology at the Imperial College of 
Agriculture and Engineering. In 1888 and 1889 
he also was chief chemist to the Japanese 

On his return to the United States he was 
director of the Indiana Experiment Station and, 
from 1890 to 1894, president of the North 
Dakota Agricultural College. He became pro- 
fessor of agriculture at the Florida Agricultural 
College where he stayed until 1906. 

He was one of the founders of the Southern 
Ruralist and was editor of this publication for 
sixteen years. For two years, 1916-17 he was 
president of the Farmers' National Congress. 
He was the author of several scientific textbooks 
dealing with the chemistry of the soil. 

Dr. Stockbridge is survived by his widow, 
three sons, Basil Stockbridge and Berry L. 
Stockbridge, both of Atlanta and John S. 
Stockbridge, of Norwalk, Conn., and one 
daughter, Miss Abigail Stockbridge, of Atlanta. 


'18 A son, John Winship, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Louis M. Lyons, November 5, 1930 at Reading, 

'21 A daughter, Lyle Joanne, to Mr. and 
Mrs. L. L. Kirkland, June 10, 1930 at Paw- 
tucket, R. I. 


'14 and '18. Dr. David A. Coleman, Harold 
C. Fellows, with others. "Milling and Baking 
of World Wheats." 

Professor Waugh appears in the November 
number of Photo-Era magazine with an article 
entitled "Why I Am Not a Pictorial Photo- 
grapher." This is illustrated with several 
photographs that went wrong. 

Professor Waugh also has entered a new field 
of publication, namely, music. 

The Music Service Co. of Boston has recently 
brought out his composition entitled "Solo 
Sequence." This is a sort of sonata in three 
movements and can be played by violin and 
piano. The second movement, Adagio, includes 
a duet for two flutes or for flute and violin. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

said, "From ths day forward, the Agricultural 
College at Amherst has its place among scien- 
tific institutions, if it had not before; for only 
those institutions have a place in the scientific 
world which do something, and this is something 
extraordinary; it is a revelation to physiologists. 
Let me say to those who have not thought that 
the Agricultural College was doing anything 
worth its expense, that the production of this 
one paper has amply paid for every dollar which 
the State has thus far bestowed upon the insti- 
tution." President Clark continued as Professor 
of Botany and Horticulture until his resignation 
in 1878 to become President of the newly 
founded Agricultural College in Sapporo, Japan, 
when Samuel T. Maynard, M.A.C, 1872, suc- 
ceeded to the chair. 

Botany and Horticulture Separated 

In 1895, Botany and Horticulture were 
separated into two departments. At this time 
Dr. G. E. Stone, M.A.C. 1886, was appointed 
Professor of Botany and Head of the Depart- 
ment, and Professor Maynard continued in 
charge of Horticulture. A few years earlier 
(1888) Dr. James E. Humphrey was brought to 
the Hatch Experiment Station from the Uni- 
versity of Indiana to conduct research in plant 
pathology and physiology. Dr. Humphrey, who 
had made valuable contributions to the litera- 
ture of mycology and plant pathology, resigned 
in 1892, and work in this field was suspended 
until 1895 when Dr. Stone, newly appointed 
Professor of Botany, was called upon to organize 
a department in the Experiment Station. This 
work was housed in the building now occupied 
by the administrative offices of the Experiment 
Station and commonly referred to as the "East 
Experiment Station." Since that year the 
Department of Botany has embraced both 
College and Experiment Station work. 
Dr. George E. Stone '86 

During Dr. Stone's tenure, great strides were 
made in the development of the Department 
and many important contributions resulted 
from its research activities. Perhaps the most 
significant development of this period was the 
erection and equipment, in 1907. of a new 
botanical building, Clark Hall. At the time, 
this was the most modern and best equipped 
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Judging Day 

(Continued from Page 1) 

actually were entered in the contests than ever 
before. Nearly two hundred took part in live- 
stock, fruit, vegetable, and poultry judging. 

The team from Essex County Agricultural 
School, coached by Joe Wood '22 won first 
place in fruit judging and the team from Hop- 
kins Academy, Hadley, Mass. coached by Paul 
W. Brown '21, won first place in vegetable 


(Continued from Page 1) 
tural business. Prior to the World War these 
were all four-year courses entitling the student 
to the degree of Bachelor of Science upon their 
satisfactory completion. More recently, how- 
ever, there was established the "Two- Year 
Course in Practical Agriculture," now known as 
"Stockbridge School of Agriculture." This two- 
year course of intensive study of specific voca- 
tional subjects has now come to be recognized, 
not only here in Massachusetts but in many 
other states, as a more feasible method of train- 
ing for general farm operations than is a four- 
year course leading to a degree, for which many 
non-vocational academic subjects are a neces- 
sary requirement. The latter have in themselves 
a great cultural and citizenship value and are a 
recognized part of every course in collegiate 
education leading to a bachelor's degree. But 
the shorter, more intensive, and more highly 
specific training of the vocational course is now 
coming to be very generally recognized as a most 
desirable post-high school training for many 
'industrial pursuits of life' including agriculture. 

"It may be said truthfully then that this 
College, throughout its entire history, has 
splendidly fulfilled its leading function of 
'teaching subjects related to agriculture.' 

"But it has developed also splendid courses 
in 'other scientific studies.' For thirty years or 
more, there have been opportunities at this 
College for major work in botany, chemistry, 
entomology, economics and sociology and land- 
scape architecture which have been known the 
world-over as turning out men most excellently 
trained for scientific work in those several fields. 
More recently, the newer sciences, such as 
bacteriology and physiology and newer phases 
of agriculture and horticulture, as well as a 
collegiate course in home economics, have been 
provided. These have all been developed under 
the authority of the original charter as a legiti- 
mate part of the commission which it imposes 
upon the college 'to promote liberal and prac- 
tical education' ; and in harmony with the de- 
velopment of the 'land-grant colleges' in other 
states. It might be said, however, that many 
others of these colleges have gone much farther 
than has Massachusetts in developing courses 
of study in 'classical' subjects. 

Future Policy 

"To change the program of the collegiate 
work of the College now in such a way as to 
make it narrowly professional or vocational in 
the field of agriculture alone would be a limiting 
of the original commission or charter of the 
institution in a way which the experience of the 
past fifty years cannot possibly justify and 
would impose a task upon the faculty and ad- 
ministrative officers which it would be impossible 
to carry out without wrecking the splendid 
structure which has been built up here and 
which has served the educational needs of the 
youth of the Commonwealth so well. . . . 

"What the new name might best be is of 
course a question upon which there can be a 
variety of opinions. It would be out of place 
here to enter into an extended discussion of the 
advantages and disadvantages of each of the 
many possibilities. 

"It seems to me to be fairly clear, however, 
that the name which will most satisfactorily 
establish the proper position of this institution 
with reference to other educational activities of 
the Commonwealth and which, in my opinion, 
will serve best to clarify the situation that now 
exists and best prepare the way for continued 
successful service by the College to the Com- 
monwealth, is 'Massachusetts State College.' 

"I therefore recommend that the necesssary 

legal steps be taken, at the earliest possible 

moment, to change the name of the institution 

from 'Massachusetts Agricultural College' to 

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The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1930 

rTii 1 1 II 

« MJill I llftr 

Exterior view of the front of the new Physical Education Build- 
ing as it appeared November 15 

View of the swimming pool taken on November 15 in the new 
Physical Education Building 


The "outstanding event" of the month — to 
adopt the Collegian's phraseology — in the field 
of Academic Activities was, curiously enough, 
not the work of any of the regular organizations, 
which have been, for the most part, awaiting 
the abdication of King Football before trying 
to reach a place in the spotlight of public inter- 
est. This event was the entertainment presented 
by the fraternities and the Delta Phi Gamma 
sorority before a large Dad's Day audience on 
the evening of November 15. The production, 
considered by the judges as well as by many 
students two have been fully up to the standard 
of quality usually attained by the Aggie Revue, 
falls under the head of Academics in that the 
fraternities presenting the best acts received 
credit in the competition for the new inter- 
fraternity trophy. This trophy is contributed 
jointly by the College, Academic Activities and 
the Athletic Department to the fraternity 
which makes the best record, during the college 
year, in scholarship and in academic and ath- 
letic activities. In awarding credits in Aca- 
demics, two events will be considered: namely, 
the Dad's Day entertainment and the Inter- 
fraternity Sing, which, according to present 
plans, is to be revived this year. As it happened, 
the first award in the production given tor "the 
Dad's" went to Delta Phi Gamma. Second, 
third, and fourth awards in the contest, carry- 
ing credit towards the trophy, went to Kappa 
Sigma, Alpha Sigma Phi, and Lambda Chi Alpha 

The regular organizations, although not in 
the public eye, have also been busy. Alumni are 
reminded that the Roister Doister play, "The 
Americans Come" will presumably be available 
for out-of-town dates next winter. Inquiries 
should be addressed to Leonard Bartlett at 
Lambda Chi Alpha. 

To signalize the action of the Trustees in 
regard to changing the name of the College, 
and in appreciation of President Thatcher's 
achievement in this and other matters of vital 
interest to the College, the Collegian on Novem- 
ber 13 published a special issue. The com- 
munication columns of the paper bear witness 
to the interest of the student body in the pub- 
lication and to its recognized importance as an 
organ for the expression of student opinion. 

An interesting fact in connection with the 
1932 Index, upon which much work has already 
been done, is that it is to be printed by J. E. 
Stewart Co. of Springfield. The president of 
this company is Norman E. Whittum, whose 
son, F. K. Whittum, is a member of the present 
senior class. 


(Continued from Page 2) 

'Massachusetts State College.' I believe that 
in taking such steps, no change should be made 
in the present charter, or legal statement of 
objectives of the College; and that it should be 
generally understood that no such change is 
contemplated unless some new situation with 
reference to the needs for state-supported col- 
legiate education in Massachusetts should arise." 


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laboratory and class-room building on the 
campus and made possible the combining of all 
botanical work of College and Station under 
one roof. Many alternations and changes have 
since been made in the building to accommodate 
an increasing staff and student enrollment as 
well as the natural expansion of the Depart' 
ments' activities. While today, Clark Hall is 
considered by many as one of the best equipped 
botanical buildings in the country, it has be- 
come vexingly inadequate to the needs of the 
Department and it is hoped that relief from the 
situation may soon be provided through re- 
modeling and enlargement. 

Dr. Stone was succeeded in 1916 by the 
present head of the Department, Professor A. 
Vincent Osmun, M.A.C. 1903. 

The scope of the work has steadily expanded. 
Since 1922 a member of the research staff has 
been located at the Market Garden Field 
Station, and this has made it possible to render 
much valuable assistance to the fruit, vegetable, 
and flower growers of the eastern part of the 
State. In January of the present year an ex- 
tension specialist in plant disease control was 
added to the staff. The rapid growth of this 
feature of the Department's activities during 
the year is ample evidence of a need fulfilled. 
The Department's Staff including resident teach- 
ing, research and extension, numbers eleven. 
There has been a major in Botany since the 
establishment of the major system, and twenty- 
five undergraduate courses with a total of 88 
credits are offered. Post-graduate training in 
Botany leading to the master's and doctor's 
degrees has been available for more than thirty 
years and many students have taken advantage 
of the opportunity. Enrollment in the De- 
partment's courses averages between five hun- 
dred and six hundred students annually. 

Some of the outstanding contributions of the 

Department's research have been concerned 

with the solution of the following problems: 

nematode worms and root-galls, asparagus rust, 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 3) 



After the Amherst game, Dan Leary, who 
has played center for M.A.C, was standing on 
the corner of the street up town. An Amherst 
student approached and asked him if he hadn't 
played center in the game that afternoon. 
When Dan replied that he had, the Amherst 
man extended his hand and said, "I want to 
congratulate you. My name is Tener." Dan 
was somewhat taken by surprise, but the Irish 
wit was not to be denied, and the M.A.C. 
center answered, "You didn't do so bad your- 
self, Ham, considering your injury." 

This conversation explains two things. First, 
it shows that, in spite of rivalry, there is a spirit 
of friendliness between the Amherst and M.A.C. 
student bodies — which a certain New York 
sports writer would not have so. 

In the second place it tells something of the 
M.A.C. -Amherst game which Amherst won 22 
to 6. Amherst scored three touchdowns. Two 
of these were made by the Amherst captain, 
Ham Tener, who, with several other aces, was 
"allowed to leave the infirmary" to take part 
in the game. And that was that. 

Springfield is decidedly out of our class, in 
spite of what may have been the case formerly, 
as the score of the game which Springfield won 
57 to would indicate. 

M.A.C. should have taken the games with 
Worcester Tech and Norwich, instead of 
Worcester and Norwich winning 6 to and 13 
to 6 respectively. But we guarantee that a 
more competent observer than this one would 
scratch his head before he could put his finger 
on the exact reason why M.A.C. didn't win 
those two games. 

The club shows flashes of really smart foot- 
ball. Cliff Foskett '32, Doc Thompson '32, and 
Dan Leary '33 have played good games in the 
line. Cy Kimball '31, Ralphie Kneeland '31 and 
Art Brown '32 have played well in the back- 
field. While to watch Ossie Holmberg '32, who 
calls the signals, is worth the price of admission 
to any game. Ossie is the sort of player that 
the spectators like. He's about five feet tall 
and weighs around 145 pounds, but his carrying 
back of punts and open field running are ex- 
hibitions of as speedy and clever footwork as 
have been seen on many a college gridiron this 
fall. He's a slam bang, fighting, aggressive 
football player. 

But you all have heard the story of the good 
little man playing against the good big man. 
(Continued on Page 4, col. 1) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1930 


I '80 Frederick E. Gladwin is a homeopathic 
physician with offices at 1930 Chestnut Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

• w'82 Charles H. Hill is plant engineer for 
the Crocker-McElwain Co., Holyoke, Mass. 

w'91 Allan M. Belden is a florist at 272 
Bridge Street, Springfield, Mass. 

'92 George B. Willard is in the investment 
business with offices at 111 Devonshire Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

'15 Donald Williams is promotion manager 
with the A'. Y. Daily Mirror, 235 East 45th 
Street, New York Cit>. 

'15 Worthington C. Kennedy has a farm at 
Portland, Conn. 

'15 Ralph P. Hotis is with the U.S.D.A., 
Bureau of Dairy Industry, Washington, D. C. 
■ w'15 Lincoln B. Scott is entomologist for 
the U.S.D.A. at Silver Creek, N. Y. 

'16 Ralph Kilbon is a civil engineer in New 
York. His address is Third Avenue and Tremont 
Avenue, Bronx, N. Y. 

'16 Dwight F. Barnes is an entomologist 
with the U.S.D.A., Fresno, Calif., in the dried 
fruit laboratory. 

w'16 Knight Quincy is vice-president of the 
W. F. Whitney Co., South Ashburnham, Mass. 

w'16 Captain W. W. Jenna is instructor in 
French at the United States Military Academy, 
West Point, N. Y. 

w'19 Arthur Montgomery is assistant pro- 
fessor of banking and finance at Northeastern 
University, Boston. 

■ w'20 Fred G. Smith is a construction super- 
intendent in Gardner, Mass. 
' .'21 Dr. Laurence F. Pratt is a chemist for 
the Continental Can Company, 4633 West 
Grand Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

'21 George Edman was one of the leading 
handicap clippers on the golf course of the 
Pittsfield, Mass. country club this past summer 
according to word received at the Alumni 

w'21 John S. Stockbridge is with the U. S. 
D. A. in South Norwalk, Conn. 

'22 Earle Leonard manages Montgomery 
Ward's Retail Store in Rutland, Vt. 

'22 Frank J. Kokoski is a chemist at the 
N. Y. State Experiment Station, Geneva, N. Y. 

'22 George Cotton, captain of the 1921 
football team was on the campus the other day. 
He is assistant director of the Middlesex farm 

'22 Hubert Bainton is with the Plimpton 
Press, Norwood, Mass. 

'23 Don MacCready still has the fire and 
speed of his youth. He won the New Jersey 
junior 440 yard championship last August. Don 
is with the Prudential Insurance Company, 
Newark, N. J. 

w'23 Reuel Eldredge is a salesman for the 
Eastern Advertising Company, 209 Washington 
Street, Boston, Mass. 

'24 Nandor Porges is a graduate student 
and research assistant at the New Jersey Ex- 
periment Station, New Brunswick, N. J. 

'24 Vic Cahalane has been appointed direc- 
tor of a teaching museum in Bloomfield Hills, 
Michigan, called the Cranbrook Institute of 

'24 Dick Bittinger is an instructor in the 
Sudbury High School, Sudbury, Mass. 


(Continued from Page 3) 


One of the bright spots of the fall athletic 
program at M.A.C. was the development pf the 
soccer team coached by Larry Birggs '27. Soccer 
was a new varsity sport this fall. Only two 
players had had any experience. The team lost 
to Worcester Tech, Springfield, M.I.T., and 
Amherst, but won the last game of the season 
against Connecticut Aggie, 4 to 0. 


'25 Carl E. F. Guterman was recently ap- 
pointed professor of plant pathology at Cornell 

'27 At the request of various scientists and 
museums, Charles F. Clagg has extended his 
research work and collecting abroad for some 
months longer. He is to sail from the Philip- 
pines, where he has been this past year, to 
Menado, Celebes Islands, November 20. This 
is also practically an unexplored area as far as 
scientific collections are concerned in our 
country. Any communication addressed to the 
above address, will be forwarded to him from 
there. It is reported he is in excellent health, 
has been unusually successful in his work thus 
far, and has had some remarkable experiences. 
Go west, young man. 

'27 George F. Hatch, Jr. is doing golf con- 
struction work with Stiles & Van Kleek, land- 
scape architects, Boston. 

w'28 Margaret O'Connell is teaching home 
economics at the George Brown School, New- 
buryport, Mass. 

w'28 Edwin H. Perkins is development 
engineer with the Bell Telephone Laboratories 
in East Orange, N. J. 

'28 Bob Lincoln is now in Ridgefield, Conn, 
where he will be in charge of the landscape 
work for the Outpost Nurseries. 

'28 Joe Hilyard teaches in the Junior High 
School, Everett, Mass. 

'28 Ken Bartlett is doing entomology work 
in Arlington, Mass. 

'29 Walter Southwick is a graduate student 
at Harvard University. 

'29 Ruth Parrish received her M.A. from 
Stanford last June. She expects to do hospital 
laboratory work. 

'29 Taylor Mills is in his last year at the 
Harvard Business School. 

'29 Harry Copson is a graduate student in 
chemistry at Yale University. He expects to 
receive his Ph.D. there in two years. 

'29 Laurence A. Carruth is graduate assist- 
ant in the department of entomology and zo- 
ology at the South Dakota State College, 
Brookings, S. D. 

'29 Faith Packard, last year an instructor 
in English at M.A.C, is doing graduate work 
for an M.A. in English literature at Wellesley 

'29 Robert S. Snell is graduate assistant in 
the department of botany, Rutgers University, 
New Brunswick, N. J. 

'29 Ernest C. Shuman is herdsman at the 
Westboro State Hospital, Westboro, Mass. 

'29 Dana Webber is teaching in the West- 
port, Mass. High School. 

w'29 J. M. Smith, Jr. is an accountant. He 
is located at 230 Park Ave., New York City. 

'30 A. B. Sederquist has entered the land- 
scape game with the Outpost Nurseries on 
Long Island. In this outfit he is associated 
with Robert A. Lincoln '28. 

FG Clarence J. Larkin is teaching in Hat- 
field, Mass. 

FG Paul L. Steere is in the real estate de- 
partment of the Federal Land Bank, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

FG Philip E. Ross is teaching in the Hart- 
ford High School, Hartford, Conn. 

G Kenneth B. Simmons is a landscape archi- 
tect with offices at 1516 East 4th Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Several of the teams entered in the Small 
High School Track Meet at M.A.C. this fall 
were in charge of alumni. These men had 
teams at the meet: Rollie Reed '28, Easthamp- 
ton; Carl Bergan '30, Williamsburg; Lewis 
Black '27, Sanderson Academy, Ashfield; 
Dwight S. Davis '18, Orange; and Paul Brown 
'21, Hopkins Academy. 

FG Mabelle C. James is professor of mathe- 
matics at Nazareth College, Louisville, Ky. 

FG Christine B. Locke is teaching science 
in the Dorchester (Mass.) High School for Girls. 


(Continued from Page 3) 
rotting of greenhouse lettuce, soil sterilization, 
greenhouse environment in relation to plant 
growth, seed separation and germination, 
fungicides, shade-tree management, rose canker, 
tobacco wildfire, tobacco black root-rot, apple 
scab, onion smut, tomato leaf-mold. 

A very large number of M.A.C. alumni have 
entered the field of botany. Only a few may 
be mentioned here: 

S. T. Maynard, 1872, many years Professor of 

Botany and Horticulture at M.A.C. 
David P. Penhallow, 1873, late Professor of 

Botany, McGill University. 
George E. Stone, 1886, Professor of Botany, 

M.A.C, 1895-1916. 
Ralph E. Smith, 1894, Professor of Plant 

Pathology, University of California. 
Asa S. Kinney, 1896, Director of Botanical 

Garden, Mount Holyoke College. 

F. A. Bartlett, 1905 President, Bartlett Tree 
Expert Company. 

G. H. Chapman, 1907, for many years research 
specialist at M.A.C 

O. L. Clark, 1908, Associate Professor of Botany, 

H. K. Hayes, 1908, Professor of Plant Breeding, 
University of Minnesota. 

H. M. Jennison, 1908, Professor of Botany, 
Tennessee University. 

S. C. Brooks, 1910, Professor of Zoology (Gener- 
al Physiology), University of California. 

R. A. Waldron, 1910, Head, Department of 
Science, State Normal School, Slippery Rock, 

J. F. Adams, 1911, Plant Pathologist, Delaware 

Experiment Station. 
F. A. McLaughlin, 1911, in charge of State Seed 

Laboratory, Amherst. 
R. E. Torrey, 1912, Assistant Professor of 

Botany, M.A.C. 
W. L. Doran, 1915, Research specialist in Plant 

Pathology, M.A.C 
L. H. Jones, 1916, Research specialist in Plant 

Physiology, M.A.C. 
David Potter, 1916, Professor of Botany, Clark 

E. F. Guba, 1919, Research specialist in Plant 

Pathology, Waltham Field Station, M.A.C. 
Otto Degener, 1922, Botanist, Hawaii. 
Will A. Whitney, 1924, Plant Pathologist, 

B. P. I., U.S. D. A. 
R. H. Woodworth, 1924, Austin Teaching 

Fellow, Harvard University. 
Carl E. F. Guterman, 1925, Assistant Professor 

of Plant Pathology, Cornell University. 
George L. Church, 1925, Instructor in Botany, 

Brown University. 
Alton H. Gustaison, 1926, Instructor in Botany, 

Williams College. 
Seth J. Ewer, 1928, Instructor in Botany, Uni- 
versity of Illinois. 
Julia R. Lawrence, 1928, Instructor in Botany, 

Vassar College. 
Alice L. Johnson, 1929, Assistant in Plant 

Pathology, Cornell University. 

A . Vincent Osmun '03 
Head of Department 
of Botany, M.A.C. 






Vol. XII. Re t"™LT?} e Amherst, Massachusetts, December 26, 1930 *««««««« «••<>. A«h«t.M«.. 


as second class matter 

No. 5 


Interesting Meetings 
Held Throughout the United States 

At this time twenty-two reports of World 
Aggie Night meetings have come to the alumni 
office. They tell of gatherings of from two to 
one hundred and nine alumni at various points 
throughout the country. 

Film strips were sent from the alumni office 
to each group holding a meeting. Tides'; illus- 
trated the progress in construction of the new 
Physical Education Building, the latest and 
most ambitious project of the Associate Alumni. 
Letters of greeting were sent to each meeting 
by President Thatcher of M.A.C. and President 
Gould of the Associate Alumni. Letters from 
the department of athletics and the general 
manager of academic activities also were sent. 
Speakers from the college were present at every 
New England meeting except Burlington. Yt., 
and Stamford, Conn. President Thatcher and 
Dean Machmer were present at the meeting of 
the Washington, D. C. Alumni Club. 

A number of messages were received by the 
alumni office from alumni on World Aggie Night. 

This telegram came from Ithaca, N. Y. "We, 
the Central New York M.A.C. Alumni Associ- 
ation, by unanimous resolution recommend that 
the new Physical Education Building be named 
the Curry S. Hicks Gymnasium in recognition 
and appreciation of his loyal and unselfish 
efforts in building up the physical education 
department and the present building." 

(Continued on Pafie 2 col. 3 1 


Thursday Evening, January 15, 1931 

Powers Hotel, Rochester, N. Y. 

at 6:30 

at the time of the 

N. Y. State Horticultural Society Meetings 


Graduates Present at Convention 
of Chemists 

Nine graduates of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, now active in the field of 
chemistr}, were present in Washington. D. C. 
at the convention of the Association of Official 
Agricultural Chemists Inst October. 

At the convention, Henri D. Haskins '90, in 
charge of the fertilizer control laboratory at 
M.A.C, was elected president of the Associ- 
ation, and Dr. J. W. Kellogg '00, chemist and 
director, Bureau of Chemistry, Pennsylvania 
State Department of Agriculture, was elected 
to the executive committee. 

A photograph of these alumni appears below. 


Appears in Chapel on December 1st 

Charlie Gould '16, president of the Associate 
Alumni, spoke before the assembled student 
body in morning chapel on Monday, Dec. 1. 

The important and significant work which 
has been accomplished by the Associate Alumni, 
as described by Mr. Gould, was interesting 
news to the students, many of whom had little 
conception of the purpose and work of the 

Mr. Gould spoke of the work of the alumni, 
through their association, in constructing 
Alumni Field, Memorial Hall, and the Physical 
Education Building. He told of alumni action 
which placed the control of M.A.C. in the hands 
of its Board of Trustees, of the alumni course 
of study committee which recommended and 
secured certain changes in the curriculum at the 
College, and of the class cap and gown fund 
and class fund plan, both of which are fostered 
by the Associate Alumni. He also explained 
the work of the Associate Alumni in connection 
with the proposed change of name of the College. 

In conclusion, Mr. Gould commended the 
"return of virility" to the campus as exemplified 
by the recent spontaneous and general free-for- 
all fight between the sophomores and freshmen. 
This took place all over Alumni Field between 
the halves of the Norwich-M.A.C. football 
game, and was the result of the six-man rope- 
pull which the sophomores had just won. Mr. 
(Continued on Page 2 col. 3) 








OCTOBER 20-22. 1930 

L. S. Walker, in charge fertilizer inspection, Vermont 
Experiment Station. Burlington. Vt. 

M. H. Pingree. chemist. American Agricultural Chemi- 
cal Co.. Baltimore. Md. 

Dr. Henri D. Haskins, in charge inspection. Massa- 
chusetts Experiment Station, Amherst. Mass. 

Dr. William A. Hooker, editorial staff. Experiment 
Station Record, Washington. D. C. 

Sidney B. Haskell, president. Synthetic Nitrogen 
Products Corp., New York City. 

Dr. Samuel W. Wiley, president, Wiley & Co.. Inc., 

analytical chemists, Baltimore, Md. 
Dr. James W. Kellogg, chemist and director. Bureau 

of Chemistry. Pennsylvania State Department of 

Agriculture. Harrisburg, Pa. 
H. G. Knight, editorial staff. Experiment Station 

Record. Washington, D. C. 
Dr. F. B. Carpenter, chief chemist. Virginia-Carolina 

Chemical Corp., Richmond, Va. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, December 26, 1930 


Published monthly at Amherst. Mass, (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
Member •( The Alumni Magaxines Associated 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $3.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter, March 1«, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879 

Linus H Jones 'IQ, Chairman 
Roland H Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore *15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
Ellsworth Barnard "2S 
George E. Emery '24. ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Rufus Lyman Cook w'75 

Rufus Lyman Cook w'75 died in Hadley, 
Mass., on February 22, 1930. Mr.. Cook was 
born in Hadley in 1854 and had been engaged 
in farming in that town since he left M.A.C. in 

Emil Abramson 

"Shorty" Abramson, for nine years the janitor 
of Memorial Hall, was killed in an automobile 
accident on December 4th, the day after his 
fortieth birthday. 

On December 6th funeral services for him 
were held in the Memorial Building. A military 
funeral was arranged by the American Legion, 
of which "Shorty" was a member, and members 
of the local post stood guard over the flag- 
draped coffin in Memorial Hall from nine in the 
morning until the services were over in the 
afternoon. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery. 

There aren't many of "Shorty's" kind. 
Everybody who knew him liked him. He was 
diligent and dependable abort his work, yet 
always smiling — when he wasn't laughing. We 
miss him very much. 


'17 Oliver S. Flint to Miss Pearl Jones, 
November 21, 1930 at Falmouth, Mass. 

'20 Charles F. Doucette to Miss Mary E. 
Smith, June 10, 1930 at Atlantic City, N. J. 


'22 A son, George Belding, 2nd, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Belding F. Jackson, March 29, 1930 at 
Springfield, Mass. 

'24 and w'27 A daughter, Patricia Helen, to 
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Read (Helen Grout), 
December 4, 1930 at Providence, R. I. 

'26 and '27 A son, Lawrence, Jr., to Mr. and 
Mrs. Lawrence Jones (Mary Ingraham), Nov. 
19, 1930 at Los Mochis, Mexico. 

'26 Eliot P. Dodge is in his second year at 
the Harvard Law School. 

'26 John Moran is head master at the 
Lamoille Central Academy, Hyde Park, Vt. 

'27 Gerry Amstein tells, in a newspaper 
article, of "Tendergreen — New Vegetable." It 
seems that tendergreen embodies all of the 
admirable qualities of spinach with none of this 
vegetable's undesirable features — including sand. 
Gerry is extension horticulturist at the Univer- 
sity of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. 

'27 Em Greenaway, for the last three years 
reference assistant at the City Library, Spring- 
field, has been appointed superintendent of 
branches of the Hartford Public Library system 
and takes up his new duties at once. 

'28 Walter Van Hall is research assistant 
with the General Ice Cream Company of 
Springfield, Mass. 


Professor Patterson gave an excellent dramatic 
reading of "Rip Van Winkle ' as one of the 
College Social Union concerts on November 14. 

President Thatcher, as director of the Herman 
Frasch Foundation, recently made his annual 
trip of inspection to the University of Missouri 
and University of Wisconsin where its work is 
being carried on. 

Three members of the College staff attended 
the White House Conference held in Washington 
the week of November 17. These were Miss 
Skinner, head of the department of home eco- 
nomics, and Mrs. Morley, one of the nine ex- 
tension specialists in child development in the 
country, and Miss Davies of the experiment 
station staff. 

The faculty of the agricultural division re- 
cently entertained their major students at the 
Memorial Building with an evening of short 
talks and games. 

During a period of two weeks, a beef cutting 
specialist and Professor Victor A. Rice, head of 
the division of agriculture and animal husbandry 
department, gave a series of 24 demonstrations 
from Berkshire County to Boston and points 

Professor Ralph Donaldson, extension special- 
ist in agronomy, delivered an address before the 
conference of the American Society of Agronomy 
at Washington. 

'29 Alice Johnson is studying at Cornell 
University in the department of plant path- 
ology where she has an assistantship. 

'29 Betty Lynch is graduate assistant in 
the education department at M.A.C. 

'29 Robert S. Snell is studying for a master's 
degree in botany at Rutgers University. He is 
an assistant in the botany laboratory there. 

G Clifford O. Gates is in charge of extensive 
construction work for the Park Department in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

FG J. Adelard Godbout has been appointed 
Minister of Agriculture for the Province of 
Quebec. Mr. Godbout is thirty-eight years old, 
the youngest minister in the Provincial Cabinet. 
The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph of November 27 
says that "Mr. Godbout compelled the ad- 
miration of Government and Opposition with 
his masterly analysis of the agricultural situa- 
tion in the Province . . .", that "the new spirit 
of agriculture as a highly technical industry to 
which all the resources of most of the sciences 
are applied could not be more fittingly personi- 
fied than by Hon. Adelard Godbout." 

sp'17 John F. Burt is assistant treasurer of 
the Blackstone Savings Bank, 42 Washington 
Street, Boston. 

FG Adrien Morin writes from St. Celestin, 
Quebec that his occupation is that of secretary 
of the General Society of Quebec Cattle Breeders. 
His address is 360^ Rue Girouard, St. Hya- 
cinthe, P. Q. 

'17 Katherine Fellows is an editor with the 
G & C Merriam Co., Springfield, Mass. 


(Continued from Page I) 

Signed, Lewis M. VanAlstyne, 


The following telegram was received by the 
alumni office for Professor Hicks from Stam- 
ford, Conn. "The Fairfield County Alumni 
Association of M.A.C. at their fall meeting in 
Stamford feel that the poor results of the last 
few years on the football field warrant investi- 
gation and probable change of present coaching 

Signed, J. Lowell Williams, 


Other messages were received from State 
College, Pa., Miami, Fla., and Hartford, Conn. 
A number of messages were also sent to Presi- 
dent Thatcher expressing the hope of the 
alumni that his enforced leave of absence be- 
cause of illness would be short. 

The film, "Aggie Men Are Gathered," was 
shown at the Stamford, Conn, meeting. The 
College quartette sang at the Springfield, Mass. 

It has been suggested that World Aggie Night, 
as such, be abandoned, and that the alumni 
office simply give assistance throughout the 
year to those alumni clubs desiring to hold 
meetings and on such dates as the club wish to 
meet. Maybe that isn't a bad idea? 

This is a list of the meetings reported with 
the names of the alumni who made the arrange- 

Fulford (Miami) Fla Myron G. Murray '22 

Concord, Mass Herbert A. Brown '13 

Springfield, Mass.. . .J. Emerson Greenaway '27 

Stamford, Conn J. Lowell Williams '24 

New Haven, Conn Roger B. Friend '23 

Washington, D. C. . .Capt. Everett L. Upson '17 

Appleton, Wis Ralph J. Watts '07' 

New Brunswick, N.J. Mrs. Milton W. Taylor '25 

Madison, Wis W. E. Tottingham '03 

Northampton, Mass Allen S. Leland '24 

East Lansing, Mich Charles W. Barr '29 

Hartford, Conn Peter J. Cascio '21 

Providence, R. I Willis S. Fisher '98 

Hathorne (Essex Co.) Mass..H. A. Mostrom '16 

Greenfield, Mass Robert M. Demond '14 

State College, Pa Harlan N. Worthley '18 

Fitchburg, Mass Thomas Casey '01 

Brattleboro, Vt W. I. Mayo '13 

Philadelphia, Pa Dr. Thomas J. Gasser '18 

Worcester, Mass Dr. C. T. Smith '18 

Burlington, Vt John F. Lambert '26 

Fresno, Cal Perez Simmons '16 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Gould said that such concerted action was what 
made for strong class and, eventually, strong 
alumni spirit. The students liked him. 

This is the first of a series of chapel talks 
which are to be given for the purpose of ac- 
quainting the student body with the Associate 
Alumni. It is expected that Clark Thayer '13, 
treasurer of the Association, and Bill Doran '15, 
secretary, will, in turn, thus meet the students. 

FG H. Marshall Baron is poultry extension 
worker with the department of agriculture at 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 



The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, December 26, 1930 

C. H. Hinchey Jr. '34 Pauline Spiewak '31 Mildred Twiss '32 William Bosworth '31 Denise Wright '31 Arthur M. Johnson '31 

of Palmer of Holyoke of Hudson of Holyoke of Amherst of Greenfield 

THE AMERICANS COME by FRANK PRENTICE RAND and offered for the current season 



Roister Doisters 

The dramatic club has a unique bit of enter- 
tainment to take on the road this season. It is 
a play, with music, written by Professor Frank 
Prentice Rand, and is called "The Americans 
Come." Incidentally, we believe a certain Mr. 
Lardner would be pleased if he could call some 
of the lines his own. The play tells of an Ameri- 
can family "sightseeing" in England and of a 
Cox student tourist party bent on the same 
mission — more or less. The two groups appear 
at an English inn, and what they do and what 
their hosts do provides a merry two hours. 
The play can be presented without scenery, and, 
if necessary, without a curtain. The manage- 
ment can offer exceptionally attractive rates to 
any alumni club or other group for the appear- 
ance of this play in its town. There can be 
only a limited number of out-of-town engage- 
ments. Leonard Bartlett, Jr., manager of 
Roister Doisters, Lambda Chi Alpha House, 
Amherst, Mass. will answer all inquiries and 
give full particulars. 

Arthur M. Johnson '31 of Greenfield, presi- 
dent of the Roister Doisters has the outstanding 
character part in the play. He gives an inter- 
pretation of an elderly Englishman, a retired 
business man who at heart is a poet. 

Al Chadwick '31 and Bruce Bottomly '31, 
both of Worcester, also play English parts, and 
very interestingly. 

Ken Hodge '32 of Monson heads the party 
of Cox students. In his gang of young Americans 
are three very good dancers and some musicians 
who furnish the background for all that the 
students do — in the play. 

Pauline Spiewak '31 of Holyoke may be_ re- 
membered as the page in "Twelfth Night," or 
as one of the central figures in Barrie's "Dear 
Brutus," last year's Prom play. At any rate 
she has played nothing but children's parts 
since first she stepped out with the Roister 
(Continued on Page 4, col. 1) 


w'18 Frank A. Woods is county agricultural 
inspector in Ontario, California. 

'19 G. M. Gilligan is junior author of an 
extensive study on the Mechanism of Buffer 
Action in Soils. 

w'19 James P. Davies is with the Edison 
Company in Boston. 

w'19 John J. Mahon is a contractor in 
Stamford, Conn. 

w'19 George K. Blanchard is a coal sales- 
man at 70 East 45th St., New York City. 

'20 Albert W. Meserve writes that he is 
working with Leonard Johnson '11, for the 
Bartlett Tree Expert Company with head- 
quarters at Danbury, Conn. This office covers 
all of western Connecticut and parts of eastern 
New York. Mr. Johnson is the district manager 
of western New- England and eastern New York 
State; he has about eight offices under his super- 
vision. One office in this territory is headed up 
by Don Smith, 1920 man, who is located in 
Pittsfield. About 15 other Aggie men are 
affiliated with the Bartlett Company, which 
has offices throughout the eastern part of the 

'20 Charles J. Doucette is an entomologist 
with the U.S.D.A. in Sumner, Washington. He 
is secretary of the Rotary Club of Sumner, and 
commander of the American Legion Post. He 
writes that Bill Luce '20 is secretary of the 
Wenatchee, Washington, Rotary Club. 

w'20 John F. Holmes is a fur salesman with 
the Consolidated Rendering Co., Boston, Mass. 

w'20 Nathan Grant is an architect with 
Coolidge and Shattuck, Ames Building, Boston, 

w'20 Carl M. Hemenway is farming in 
Ellington, Conn. 

'24 The turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner 
of the Governor of Rhode Island was supplied 
by Robert E. Steere '24 of Chepachet. A picture 
in the Providence Evening Bulletin of November 
25 shows Mrs. Steere presenting the turkey to 
the Governor. 


The last game of the football season was 
played in Medford on Saturday, November 22, 
against Tufts. Tufts won, 42-6. Three Tufts 
touchdowns can be attributed to three M.A.C. 
fumbles. The others were due directly to poor 
tackling by the M.A.C. players. An alumnus 
in the stands was heard to remark, "Don't 
they have a tackling dummy in Amherst." It 
looked that bad. 

Strange as it may seem, in the face of the 
score, M.A.C. had the edge in the third quarter. 
The offense which eventually sent Ralphie 
Kneeland, 130-pound halfback, over the line for 
the lone M.A.C. score was a concerted 60-yard 
drive with well-executed forwards, off-tackle 
plays and end runs mixed up in the most ap- 
proved Carideo manner. Cy Kimball, playing 
his last football for M.A.C. got off some beauti- 
ful punts, outkicking his Tufts opponent 
throughout the game. Ben Cummings '33, 
guard, and Cliff Foskett '32, tackle, played well 
in the line. 

At the insignia chapel held on December 8 
it was announced that Clifford R. Foskett '32 
of Weymouth had been elected captain of next 
year's team. 

It was also announced that Eddie Waskie- 
wicz '32 of Three Rivers had been elected 
captain of soccer and that Don Mason '32 of 
South Easton had been elected captain of cross- 

Basketball and hockey now occupy the athletic 
fan's attention. A practically all-veteran team 
in hockey and a nucleus of three letter-men in 
basketball would indicate a successful winter 
athletic season in view. Red Ball '21 is 
coaching hockey, and Freddie Ellert '30 is 
floor coach of basketball. 

Following are the schedules: 

Varsity Relay 1931 

Jan. 31 K. of C. Meet, Boston Garden 
Feb. 14 B.A.A. Meet at Boston Arena 
(Continued on Page 4, col. 3) 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, Tecember 26, 1930 


w'71 John W. Brainard has retired from his 
business of contracting and is living at 49 
Converse St., Palmer, Mass. 

'82 Dr. Charles Sumner Plumb, emeritus 
professor of animal husbandry at Ohio State 
University, and recipient of the honorary degree 
of D.S. from M.A.C. in 1929, is the subject of 
an article by Dr. A. S. Alexander of the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin entitled "The Inquiring Mind 
and the Seeing Eye" which appears in the 
November, 1930, number of Better Crops with 
Plant Food 

w'82 Henry A. Putnam is a carpenter in 
Worcester, Mass. 

w'89 William A. Sprague is bank officer 
with the Greenville Trust Company, Green- 
ville, R. I. 

w'90 Charles W. Hallett is a cabinet maker 
in Cummaquid, Mass. 

w'91 John E. S. Phillips is spending the 
winter in St. Cloud, Fla. In the summer he is 
in Bernardston, Mass., on the farm of Dr. 
Harvey T. Shores '91. 

w'92 Dr. George Tyng is a dentist in Vic- 
toria, Texas. 

w'95 Mendall H. Brown is a carpenter in 
Springfield, Mass. 

w'97 Alexander C. Birnie is president and 
general manager of the Birnie Sand and Gravel 
Company, Wilbraham, Mass. 

w'99 John C. Chapman is a mining engineer 
with the P. D. Corporation in Bisbee, Ariz. 

w'02 Walter S. Holder is with the Holder 
Coal Company, Lynn, Mass. 

w'02 Dr. Harold C. Hanlon is a dentist in 
North Easton, Mass. 

'05 Bertram Tupper is superintendent of 
Daisy Hill Dairy Farms, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

'09 L. G. Willis, soil chemist of the North 
Carolina Experiment Station and one of the 
outstanding men in nitrogen research in the 
United States, recently received the award of 
the Chilean Nitrate of Soda Nitrogen Research 
Endowment. This award, valued this year at 
about $1700, is made annually by a committee 
of agronomists on the basis of research on 
nitrogen in relation to plant nutrition. 


Roister Doisters 

(Continued from Page 3) 
Doisters. This fall she came back from summer 
vacation asking if she might not play a "grown- 
up part" because she had "grown an inch during 
the summer." But type casting will have its 
last word and you see her in the picture as she 
appears in "The Americans Come." 


In assembly on Wednesday, December 3, 
Walter Dyer, author, of Amherst, read publicly 
for the first time his "Ode to Virgil." The 
occasion was the celebration at M.A.C. of the 
bimillenium of Virgil's birth. The Collegian 
published this ode in full in its issue of Decem- 
ber 10, and thus had [the honor of being the 
first paper to print this original poem. 


Join the debating team and see the world. 

The winter's debating schedule takes the orators 

north, east., and south, and would take them 

west only Utah comes to Amherst. 
Here is the schedule: 
Springfield at Springfield, February 2 
Clark at Worcester, February 19 
New York University at New York, March 24 
Lehigh at Bethlehem, Penn., March 25 
Colby at Waterville, Maine, March 28 
Utah at M.A.C, date pending 
Boston University at Boston, date pending 
Bowdoin at Brunswick, Maine, date pending 
The N.Y.U. and Lehigh debates will both be 



'07 Fred C. Peters of Ardmore, Pa. has 
been elected for the third time to the House of 
Representatives from the First District of 
Montgomery County. 

'10 John N. Everson is assistant director of 
the sales school of the Shell Petroleum Company, 
Wood River, Illinois. 

'10 Dr. Sumner C. Brooks, professor of 
zoology at the University of California has been 
granted a half year's leave of absence and will 
conduct some experiments at the Statione 
Zoologica, Naples. He will occupy the Woods 
Hole-Columbia Table there. He sails from New 
York on December 15 and will return to Berkeley 
via Japan in August 1931. 

'11 Bernhard Ostrolenk is on the editorial 
board of the New York Times Annalist and of 
Current History. 

w'll William H. Coash is with the Boston 
and Albany Railroad Co. 

'12 Robert W. Lamson is a physician at 
1930 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal. 

'14 Jack Hutchinson is coach of the Uni- 
versity Club of Boston hockey team. The 
University Club team is pointing toward the 
1932 Olympics and hopes to be the representa- 
tives of the United States in these games. They 
expect Jack to do much in helping them gratify 
their ambition. 

'14 Murray D. Lincoln, executive secretary 
of the Ohio Farm Bureau Association and 
secretary of the Farm Bureau Mutual Auto- 
mobile Insurance Company, spoke at the annual 
meeting of the Addison County Farm Bureau 
Association in Vergennes, Vt. on December 4. 

'14 Roland A. Payne is the agricultural 
representative of the New York Potash Export 
Company, New York City. 

w'14 Daniel A. MacDonald is director of 
parks and forestry of the City of Wichita, Kan. 

'15 Jerome J. Kelleher is a contractor in 
highway construction work in Turners Falls, 

'15 L. W. Tarr is general manager of the 
five plants of the Continental Fibre Co., makers 
of Bakelite and fibre for radios and telephones. 

'16 Ed Perry is with H. P. Hood & Sons— 
"Trying to promote the sale of a few more 
bottles of good milk." Ed says that he is look- 
ing forward to June and his fifteenth reunion. 

'16 E. J. Cardarelli is in the landscape and 
nursery business in Cromwell, Conn. 

'18 Thomas J. Gasser is a veterinarian with 
a general practice in Malvern, Pa. He also 
operates a small animal hospital. 

'18 and '26 Gardner and Roy Norcross met 
unexpectedly in Washington, D. C. recently. 
Each, unknown to the other, had won awards 
in the annual agronomy contest conducted by 
the National Fertilizer Association. The award 
carried with it full expenses to the convention 
of this association in Washington. The contest 
required the submitting of reports on work in 
agronomy, covering, in this case, a period of 
one and a half years. The projects consisted 
mainly of experimentation with seed and ferti- 
lizer in different kinds of soil. The Norcross 
brothers are both county agents, Gardner, in 
Worcester (Mass.) County and Roy in New 
Haven (Conn.) County. 



is planning its 

50th Reunion Commencement, 

June 12, 13, 14, 15, 1931 


'18 Walter Buchanan is in the mathematics 
department at the Stamford (Conn.) High 
School. He writes that "Aggie" is well repre- 
sented in this school, with Warren L. Bartlett 
'23 and Charles F. Russell '23, both in the 
science department and with Louis M. Maxwell 
in the mathematics department. 

'18 Sidney S. Smith is in the oil business at 
2916 Truxillo St., Houston, Texas. 

w'20 Harry L. Dixon is principal of the 
Plainville High School, Plainville, Mass. 

sp'20 John P. Lucas is the owner and 
manager of the John Lucas Tree Expert Co., 
Inc., 142 High St., Portland, Maine. 

'21 John D. Snow is manager of the Atlantic 
Commission Company, 209 Mint Block, Denver, 

w'21 Willard L. Bowen, Jr. is a salesman 
for the Torrington Company, Torrington, Conn. 

w'21 Wallace L. Whittle is teaching in the 
Weymouth High School, East Weymouth, Mass. 

w'21 Cecil H. Sandy is a foreman with the 
Crompton & Knowles Co., Worcester, Mass. 

w'21 Julian D. Smith is a wholesale florist 
in Seaford, N. Y. 

w'21 Horace G. Buck is in the poultry 
business in Londonderry, N. H. 

'22 Reginald N. Holman is a fruit grower 
in South Haven, Mich. 

'22 and '21 Dr. Bob Lawrence is one of the 
two veterinarians employed by the Walker- 
Gordon Farms at Plainsboro, N. J. Francis 
Fletcher is in charge of 100 cows at the same 

'22 Roland F. Lovering is with Wager's Ice 
Cream Co., Inc., in Troy, N. Y. 

w'22 Charles S. Cross is a florist in Hingham 
Center, Mass. 

w'22 Leon R. Hawes is a florist in Sudbury, 

'23 Warren Bartlett writes from Stamford, 
Conn., where he teaches science in the high 
school, that he has two daughters, Priscilla 
and Barbara. 

w'23 Sherm Hardy is assistant sales manager 
of the Frost Insecticide Company of Arlington. 

w'23 Alan Jones is chief motor machinist at 
the Customs House in Norfolk, Va. 






Jan. 6 

Feb. 7 



Varsity Relay 1931 

(Continued from Page 3) 

Eastern Indoor Meet at Amherst 
College Cage 
Varsity Basketball 1931 
Fitchburg Normal at M.A.C. 
Clark at Worcester 
Northeastern at Boston 
Wesleyan at M.A.C. 
New Bedford Textile at M.A.C. 
Springfield at M.A.C. 
Conn. Aggie at M.A.C. 
Williams at M.A.C. 
Boston University at M.A.C. 
Univ. of N. H. at Durham 
Worcester Tech at M.A.C. 
Tufts at M.A.C. 
Holy Cross at M.A.C. 
Trinity at Hartford 
Amherst at Amherst 
5, 6, 7 Fourth Annual Small High 
School Invitation Tournament 
Varsity Hockey 1931 
Connecticut Aggie at M.A.C. 
Colby at Waterville 
Bates at Lewiston 
Army at West Point 
St. Stephen's at Annandale 
Northeastern at M.A.C. 
New Hampshire at M.A.C. 
Hamilton at Clinton 
Amherst at Amherst 
Brown at Providence 
Williams at M.A.C. 


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Vol. XII. Re Gu r a " a P n t e t ed ge Amherst, Massachusetts, January 26, 1931 

Entered at P. O. Amherst, Mass. 
as second class matter 

No. 6 


An Agricultural Cycle 

In these days when many events are shown 
to occur in cycles, and curves and indexes are 
plotted and arranged for the past and future 
performance of things as different as the price 
of onions and the growth of babies, it may not 
be out of place to speak of a cycle in agricul- 
tural education. 

Up till, and including the year 1907, all in- 
struction in agriculture at M.A.C. was given in 
a department of that name. Professor Wm. P. 
Brooks was professor of agriculture as well as 
director of the Experiment Station and he was 
ably assisted by Assistant Professor Fred S. 
Cooley, later Extension Director in Montana, 
and Instructor Sidney B. Haskell, now president 
of the Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corporation 
of New York. The students were known among 
their fellows as "wheats" and the professor was 
dubbed "The Knight of the Round Tile." The 
term "wheats" was in no sense a derogatory 
one, and the professor's title was, probably, 
partly due to his championship of what has now 
become standard equipment for land improve- 
ment, and partly on account of his excellent 
course of lectures on the subject of land drain- 
age. Animal husbandry, dairying, soils, crop 
production, farm machinery, and farm manage- 
ment all received some attention in the courses 
in Agriculture that were offered. 

Division of Agriculture 
In 1908 the trustees authorized the formation 
of a division of agriculture, and S. B. Haskell 
returned from a year's study in Germany to 
take charge of the instruction in agronomy; 
W. P. B. Lockwood, came from Pennsylvania 
as the first full time resident teacher in dairy- 
ing; Ray L. Gribben of the Iowa State College 
taught animal husbandry and the writer started 
the third separate department of farm manage- 
ment in the United States; Cornell and the 
University of Missouri having preceded us by a 
few months. Professor J. C. Graham joined the 
division in 1911 and started the work of in- 
struction in poultry husbandry. Also, after 
several unsuccessful attempt?, we were finally 
able to convince the legislature that agricul- 
tural engineering was neec'ed, and Professor C. 
I. Gunness began the work in the summer of 

With the growth of these departments and 
the development of the major system, several 
majors were offered. The major in farm manage- 
ment however was for several years known as 
general agriculture, and lacked the extreme 
specialization of some other departments in the 
division and the College. This was probably 
the reason why in the early days it attracted a 
good many students. Not many sophomores are 
quite sure just what they want to do after 
graduation, and are more likely to choose the 
broader course, and, in the opinion of the 
writer, it is probably better for them. With the 
break-up of the work caused by the World War, 
and the criminal deflation of agriculture follow- 
ing it, there was a falling off in the registration 
in agricultural courses all over the country, to 
(Continued on Page 2, col. 3) 


Annual Message Presented on 
January 13 

At the meeting of the Board of Trustees of 
the Massachusetts Agricultuar] College held at 
the State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 
13, the annual report of President Thacher 
was presented. 

In a note, introducing his report President 
Thatcher said: 

"We have again exceeded previous records 
for student enrollment. The curriculum has 
been improved by changes made in course 
requirements. Many of the departments of the 
College, notably physical education, have made 
significant advances in services which they are 
rendering to students and to other citizens. 
The physical equipment of the College has been 
greatly improved. Such progress has been made 
possible by hearty co-operation between faculty, 
trustees and all who have a part in the function- 
ing of this College. I wish, therefore, to express 
my keen appreciation of this co-operative spirit 
and I believe I may well congratulate the 
Board of Trustees upon the progress made 
under their supervision." 

The President reported the successful oper- 
ation of the freshman dormitory system which 
was established at the College this year for the 
first time. The establishment of this system 
was made possible by the , remodelling and 
renovation of the old North College dormitory 
and the furnishing of student rooms in South 
College dormitory. Present facilities, however, 
accommodate only about 100 of the freshman 
men students and the President recommended 
to the Trustees that additional facilities be pro- 
vided as soon as possible to at least take care 
of all freshman students on campus. 

The recent development in the program for 
physical education at the College in anticipation 
of the availability of <"he facilities of the new- 
building was descri'1\ 'his program is planned 
to care in the most V. _ient way for the physical 
well-being of students; to train a selected group 
to take charge of the physical education program 
in secondary schools, which is a vocation to 
which more than fifty graduates of the College 
have already gone; and to encourage and support 
the athletic program in the smaller high schools 
of western Massachusetts. 

In considering the problems facing the insti- 
tution, the President reported upon the progress 
of the movement to change the name of the 
College to Massachusetts State College and 
also upon the progress which has been made 
upon the five-year building plan. 

President Thatcher is now in Winter Park, 
Florida, where he has been resting since the 
first of the year. 

A high blood pressure is the complicating 
factor in President Thatcher's condition. When 
this can be controlled the president's return to 
health should be rapid. 


Dept. of Economics 
Conn. Agricultural College 
January 3, 1931 
To the Editor 
The Alumni Bulletin 
Alumni Office, M.A.C. 
Amherst, Massachusetts 
Dear Sir: 

In the Alumni Bulletin of December 26, 1930 
I find quoted a telegram from Alumni in Stam- 
ford, Connecticut, suggesting that "the poor 
results of the last few years on the football 
field warrant investigation and probable change 
of present coaching staff." 

I had supposed that the Department of 
Physical Education at M.A.C. was really an 
educational department — that its aims and 
objectives were similar to those of other de- 
partments of instruction — that it was the pur- 
pose of the department to train all students in 
matters having to do with physical welfare, and 
that the varsity teams were an unimportant 
by-product. I had also supposed that the ad- 
ministrative officers of the College were in a 
better position to judge the work of the De- 
partment of Physical Education or of the De- 
partment of English or of the Department of 
Zoology than were the alumni or any group of 
alumni. It seems to me rediculous to judge the 
educational work of the department by the 
scores of intercollegiate games. If the alumni 
have degenerated to the point where they feel 
that winning teams must be had it is, in my 
opinion, high time to eliminate intercollegiate 
athletics entirely and make the educational 
work of the department strictly intra-mural. 

I hold no brief for the present coaching staff. 
As a matter of fact I do not know exactly who 
has been responsible for the coaching of the 
various varsity teams during the past few years. 
I will go farther and say that I have not been 
satisfied with the educational work which has 
been done by the department for a long time. 
However, now that new facilities are about to 
become available it is possible that my objec- 
tions will be met. At any rate, I am willing to 
grant that the officers in charge of the college 
are in a much better position than am I to 
determine what changes should be made and 
when changes should be made, and I am very 
violently of the opinion that any decision which 
is made should be based on educational policy 
and should not consider in any degree the 
"success" of intercollegiate horseplay. If any 
large proportion of the alumni body has decided 
that games must be won "for the glory of the 
alma mater" the department is put into a 
position where its real work with the student 
body is made almost impossible. 

Very truly yours, 
Signed Albert E. Waugh '24 

Coming, next month — An article on M.A.C. 
Alumni at Harvard University, by Pilot Smith 


This year's M.A.C. Trustee Budget, as sub- 
mitted to the state budget commissioner, in- 
cludes an item of $175,000 for the construction 
of two new wings on the chapel library and for 
the complete renovation and fireproofing of the 
entire building. 

There is practical assurance that this item 
will be included in the governor's budget. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, January 26, 1931 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. 
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Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879 


Linus H. Jones '16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear *18 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
Ellsworth Barnard '28 
George E. Emery '24, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Asa F. Shiverick '82 

Asa Frank Shiverick, M.A.C. '82, was born 
in East Dennis, Massachusetts, September 26, 
1861 and died at his home in Madison Park, 
Chicago, from heart trouble December 17, 1930. 
Although confined to his home for many months 
he kept in constant touch with his business, 
taking an active part in its direction until his 

He was educated in the Public Schools of 
Woods Hole and entered the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, class of '82 at the age of 
seventeen, that he might specialize in chemistry. 
As a college student he endeared himself to his 
classmates and took an active part in class and 
college activities. He was a member of D.G.K. 
fraternity, now Kappa Sigma, and proved him- 
self an excellent scholar. He played football in 
the seasons of 79, '80, and '81 with such skill 
that he took "Billy" Williams place as captain 
when the latter became disabled in '81. 

Upon graduation he returned to Woods Hole 
and entered the employ of the Pacific Guano 
Company as chemist, where he remained for 
eight years. In 1890 he entered the furniture 
business in Chicago with the Tobey Furniture 
Company, which was founded by his uncles 
Charles and Frank Tobey, his mother's brothers. 
On April 23, 1891 he married Ruth Anna Hatch 
of Woods Hole, who survives him, as do their 
two sons, Arthur and Francis, who succeed him 
in the Tobey Company. In 1913 he became 
president of this company and retained that 
office until his death. 

He was a member of the Union League Club, 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Flossmoor Country 
Club, Chicago Historical Society, a life member 
of the Chicago Art Institute and for seventeen 
years was the treasurer of the Illinois Childrens 
Home and Aid Society. 

He has two sisters living, Mrs. Walter A. 
Luscomb of Woods Hole, and Mrs. George A. 
Morley of Winchester, Massachusetts. 

The class of '82 has lost one of its most loyal 
members in his passing, and Chicago one of its 
outstanding citizens. Asa Frank Shiverick was 
a man who dared to do right. He joined heartily 
in all civic movements for the good of Chicago 
and his country. He was a devoted husband 
and father, and a true friend. 

John E. Wilder '82 

These alumni were seen at the M.A.C.- 
Northeastern basketball game played in the 
Y.M.C.A. gymnasium in Boston on Saturday, 
January 17: 

Betty Morey '28, Midge Jluss '29, Lucy 
Grunwaldt '30, Cal Cartwright '27, Blondy 
Mills '29, Jack Devine '29, John Kay '29, 
Jiggs Elliot '30, Dick Hernan '30, George 
(Dead-eye) Kelso '26, Walter Marx '28, Joe 
Forest '28, Karl Tomfohrde '30, Win Smith '30, 
and Dinny Crowley '28. 


'17 Samuel F. Tuthill to Miss Harriet 
Evelyn Chapman on November 26, 1930 in 
Medina, N. Y. 

'29 Earl C. Prouty to Miss Thelma Mag- 
dalen Wilcox on January 10, 1931 in East- 
hampton, Mass. 

'30 Paul A. Rudman to Miss Marion 
Seaver on December 26, 1930 in Springfield, 

'30 Cecil H. Wadleigh to Miss Clarice 
Lucille Beane on September 18, 1930 in Platts- 
burg, N. Y. 

'30 Robert G. Goodnow to Miss Margaret 
E. Sweat on August 27, 1930 in Gloucester, 


'16 A son, Warren Spencer, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Abraham Strauss, November 9, 1930 at 
Boston, Mass. 

FG A son, Charles Truscott, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles G. Baird, August 4, 1929 at 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Alumni Attend Physical Education 

A number of alumni engaged in physical 
education work or coaching were present at the 
meetings held December 29, 30 and 31 at the 
Hotels Astor and Pennsylvania in New York. 

Curry Hicks, Kid Gore '13, Red Ball '21, 
Charlie McGeoch '25, Larry Briggs '27, L. L. 
Derby sp'14 and Dr. E. J. Radcliffe of the 
physical education department at M.A.C. were 
in attendance at one or more of the meetings. 

Other alumni present included Maurice A. 
Blake '04, Chairman of the council on athletics, 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Mike Ahearn '04, athletic director and pro- 
fessor of physical education, Kansas State 
x^gricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas. 

Sammy Samuels '25, athletic director and 
assistant dean, National Farm School, Farm 
School, Pa. 

Eddie Bike '24, graduate student, New York 
University, New York City. 

Sumner A. Dole '15, athletic director and 
coach, Connecticut Agricultural College, Storrs, 

Sandford D. Foot '78, retired, 235 W. 75th 
St., New York City. 


June 12, 13, 14, and 15, 1931 


1881, 1891, 1901, 1906 

1916, 1926, and 1930 




(Continued from Page 1) 

which M.A.C. was no exception. The men who 
did return to college from the army felt that 
they must economize time, and adopted special- 
ization as a means to that end. It was at about 
this time that the name of the major was 
changed from general agriculture to farm 
management, although the policy with reference 
to it remained the same. 

"Purpose of the College" 

Successful farm management calls for a broad 
knowledge of agriculture, and this has always 
been kept in mind in arranging supporting and 
contributing courses. Farm management is a 
correlation and adaptation of different enter- 
prises and specialities into a profitable farm 
organization, which naturally varies with chang- 
ing conditions, markets and locations. Farm 
enterprises do not always continue profitable 
indefinitely, and the course is planned to develop 
resourcefulness, which is also aided by a broad 
knowledge of facts. M.A.C. is very favorably 
situated for farm management study. The college 
and experiment station farms in the fertile 
Connecticut Valley and many others of differ- 
ent types and organization, are within easy 
driving distance, to furnish illustration and 

During the past twenty years the "purpose 
of the college" and the "course of study" have 
been frequent items of consideration and report. 
President Thatcher has already reached a de- 
cision on both of these questions; on the latter 
by abolishing department majors, and estab- 
lishing division majors in agriculture, horticul- 
ture, physical and biological science, social 
science and home economics; and on the former 
by his recommendation to the trustees for a 
change of name to The Massachusetts State 
College, which in no way need affect the im- 
portance or support of agriculture in the in- 
stitution. No president has been more loyal 
to agriculture than he, and none more genuinely 

Once again we have a major in agriculture 
but with vastly increased facilities either for 
specialization, by those who wish it, or for a 
broader and more general course for the student 
who intends to take up practical agriculture. 
Such a course is also a desirable one when com- 
bined with science, for those who intend to go 
into research, extension, or teaching work, 
especially if it can be followed by a year of 
graduate work along some special line. 

| Graduates of Farm Management Dept. 

A few of the graduates in general agriculture 

and farm management since the establishment 

of the major system in 1912, are as follows; 

those with an asterisk are operating their own 

farms either as owners or partners. 

Benjamin W. Ellis '13, Director Extension Ser- 
vice, Connecticut Agricultural College. 

Warren S. Baker '14, Poultry Specialist, Eastern 
Grain Co., Bridgewater, Mass. 

*George Fuller '14, "The Bars," Deerfield, 

*R. W. Harris '14, Weathersfield, Conn. 

Donald H. Cande '15, Manager Flintstone 
Farm, Dalton, Mass. 

S. A. Dole '15, Athletic Director, Connecticut 
Agricultural College. 

E. J. Montague '15, Manager Alfalfa Farm, 
Topsfield, Mass. 

*P. F. Whitmore '15, Trustee M.A.C, Sunder- 
land, Mass. 

R. L. Clapp '16, Manager Middlesex County 
Farm Bureau, Waltham, Mass. 

W. L. Harris '16, Assistant County Agricultural 
Agent, Hartford Co., Conn. 

W. T. Locke '16, County Agricultural Agent, 
Hampden Co., Springfield, Mass. 

C. W. Moses '16, American Incubators Inc., 
New Brunswick^N.&J. 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, January 26, 1931 



One of the most interesting phases of Aca- 
demics this winter will be the activity of the 
Debating team. Not only is the schedule of 
debates more elaborate than usuai, but the 
program which has been laid out for the forensic 
artists contains several innovations. Only one 
of the eight debates is at home, and, in meeting 
its other opponents, the team will take two 
trips of some length, one to Maine, near the end 
of February, on which Colby and Bowdoin will 
be met, and another during the spring vacation, 
on which the team will encounter New York 
University and the City College of New York, 
and Lehigh University. An interesting feature 
in connection with the last of these, at Beth- 
lehem, Pa., is that the speeches will be broad- 
cast over station WCBA of Allentown. 

The one home debate will be with Webber 
College of Ogden, Utah, a new name on the 
schedule. In fact, only two of the debates this 
year, those with Clark and C.C.N.Y., are with 
teams which were met last year. 

In all of these debates there will be two men 
on a team, with the exception of the meeting 
with Springfield, in which each team will have 
three members. The questions to be argued are: 
"Resolved, that the nations of the world should 
adopt the policy of free trade"; and "Resolved, 
that the several states should adopt legislation 
for unemployment insurance." 

There have been many candidates for the 
team, of whom Richard Folger '32, Robert 
Howes '33, and Ashley Gurney '33 are out- 
standing. Leonard Salter '32 is captain-manager. 
The team as usual, is being ably coached by 
Prof. Walter E. Prince. 

The schedule: 

Feb. 2 Springfield at Springfield 

26 Colby at Waterville, Maine 

27 Bowdoin at Brunswick 
Mar. 12 Webber College at M.A.C. 

24 N.Y.U. at New York 

25 Lehigh at Bethlehem, Pa. 

26 C.C.N.Y. at New York 


At the recent Collegian elections, held annually 
after the fall term competition, six new members 
were added to the Board. They are Alfreda 
Ordway and Stanley Dingman of the class of 
1933, and Marjorie French, Harriet Jackson, 
Grant Dunham, and Joseph Politella of the 
class of 1934. 

Roister Doisters 

The Roister Doister play, "The Americans 
Come," will be presented on January 24 and 26 
at Leeds and Deerfield respectively. The play, 
which was written by Prof. Frank Prentice 
Rand of the English department at M.A.C, is 
a three-act comedy depicting the efforts of two 
American families to adapt themselves to 
English life. 

Arrangements have been made for the pro- 
duction of the play at Greenfield, Williamsburg, 
Mt. Hermon, and again in Deerfield, with 
probable contracts in Holyoke and Walpole. 
The spring term is completely dated up; hence, 
any alumni who wish to arrange for a production 
must plan to do so between February 15 and 
March 15. Two or three appearances between 
these dates will be possible. 

The cast of characters is as follows: 

Don Pierpont William E. Bosworth '31 

Rev. Art Ward Bruce E. Bottomly '31 

Prof. Pemberley Allan W. Chadwick '31 

E. Remington Cox George W. Field '31 

Henry B Arthur C. Johnson '31 

Mary Evelyn M. Lyman '31 

Mrs.' Ward Ruth E. Scott '31 

Clog Dancer Frederick K. Whittum '31 

Ruth Mrs. Denise Wright '31 

(Continued on Page -1, col 2) 


M. A. C. Graduates Hold Banquet 

At the meetings of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science held in Cleve- 
land the week of December 29, 1930, the follow- 
ing graduates and former students in entomology 
at the Massachusetts Agricultural College held 
a banquet at the Fenway Hotel on January 2: 

E. P. Felt '91, chief entomologist, Bartlett 
Tree Research Laboratories, Stamford, Conn. 

Ralph E. Smith '94, professor, University of 
California, Berkeley, Calif. 

A. F. Burgess '95, U.S.D.A., head of depart- 
ment in charge of gypsy moth work, Melrose 
Highlands, Mass. 

W. E. Hinds '99, entomologist, Louisiana 
Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, La. 

A. W. Morrill '00, consulting entomologist for 
Mexico and California, Los Angeles, Calif. 

A. C. Monahan '00, Educational Consultant, 
Central Scientific & Kewaunee Mfg. Co., 
Washington, D. C. 

H. E. Hodgkiss '02, extension professor of 
entomology, State College, Pa. 

E. A. Back '04, head of stored-product insect 
work, U.S.D.A., Washington, D. C. 

J. A. Hyslop 'OS, in charge of insect pest 
survey, LLS.D.A., Washington, D. C. 

C. M. Packard '13, in charge of general cereal 
and forest insect work, U.S.D.A., West Lafa- 
yette, Ind. 

L. H. Taylor '14, professor of zoology, West 
Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va. 

B. A. Porter '14, in charge of deciduous fruit 
insect work, U.S.D.A., Washington, D. C. 

L. H. Patch '18, in charge of corn borer 
work, U.S.D.A., Sandusky, Ohio. 

W. A. Baker '19, in charge of corn borer 
laboratory, U.S.D.A., Monroe, Michigan. 

H. H. Shepard '24, assistant entomologist, 
U.S.D.A., Washington, D. C. 

H. H. Richardson '26, department of zoology, 
Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. 

K. A. Bartlett '28, U.S.D.A., corn borer 
laboratory, Arlington, Mass. 

G. S. Tulloch '28, Graduate School, Harvard 
L'niversity, Cambridge, Mass. 

A considerable number of M.A.C. entomolo- 
gists who were in attendance at the meetings 
were not able to be present at this dinner. 


Alan F. Flynn '26, President of the Sudbury, 
Mass. High School, writes that M.A.C. was 
well represented at the Principals' Annual 
Meeting held at the Hotel Statler in Boston 
on Saturday, January 3. Some of the alumni 
present were: 

Herbert H. Archibald '15, Principal, Norwood 
High School 

Dwight S. Davis '18, Principal, Orange 
(Mass..) High School 

Starr M. King '21, Superintendent, Newbury- 
port (Mass.) schools 

F. Earl Williams '23, Principal, Agawam High 

Edmund D. Kelsey '17, Principal, Rutland 
High School 


At the Union Agricultural Meetings held in 
Worcester, Mass., on January 7, 8, and 9, A. I. 
Bourne, FG, research professor of entomology 
at M.A.C, spoke before the Massachusetts 
Fruit Growers Association. Bill Cole w'02 is 
secretary of this organization. Oliver C Roberts 
'18, instructor in pomology at M.A.C, spoke on 
methods of testing spray materials. W. A. 
Munson '05, W. R. Cole w'02, S. R. Parker '04 
were members of the committee of arrangements 
for the meetings, at which over sixty alumni 
were present. 



Forty goals for M.A.C and nine for the 
opponents is the record so far this winter in 
hockey. The team has won six out of seven 
games. These are the scores: 

Jan. 6 M.A.C. 9, Connecticut Aggie 
9 M.A.C. 2, Colby 3 
10 M.A.C. 5, Bates 2 

14 M.A.C. 5, Army 1 

15 M.A.C. 6, St. Stephens 3 
17 M.A.C. 3, Northeastern 
20 M.A.C. 10, Wesleyan 

In the Connecticut game the M.A.C. defense 
played practically at center ice throughout the 
game with the forward continually skating 
around the Connecticut goal. 

Wesleyan showed much agressiveness, but 
again, in this game, most of the scrimmage took 
place too close to the Wesleyan goalie for that 
gentleman's comfort. 

The Northeastern game was played on soft 
ice and was hardly a fair test for either team. 

All other games have been played away from 

There are three M.A.C. forward lines, two 
(first-string) of about equal ability. They are 
made up of Ed Frost '31, captain, and son of 
H. A. Frost '95, Doc Davis '31 and Charley 
Manty '31; John Tikofski '32, George Cain '33, 
and Herbie Forest '31, brother of Joe Forest '28; 
and the third line of Howard Cheney '32, Ernie 
Hayes '31, and Evan Howe '32. Then there is 
George (Tuffy) Sylvester '32. Tuffy took a 
swipe at the puck in the Wesleyan game, and if 
the puck had been a golf ball it would be going 

The defense rests in the capable hands — and 
shoulders — of Art Brown '32 and Dick Ham- 
mond '33. It takes a clever hockey player to 
skate past this pair. Norm Myrick '31, brother 
of Pat Myrick '24 is goalie. Ernie Mitchell '32 
played at goal in three games while Myrick was 
out with the grippe, and did well. 

Coach Red Ball '21 is in bed with the grippe 
and Captain Frost has been running the team 
since the St. Stephens game. Ed deserves 


The 1931 varsity basketball team has played 
four games to date, and won them all. Two of 
the games were tough ones. 

Fitchburg Normal School, the first opponent, 
offered little resistence, and the varsity won 
38 to 5. 

In Worcester, on January 14, the M.A.C. 
club won from Clark University 29 to 15. |The 
M.A.C. varsity uniform consists of horizontally- 
striped maroon and white jerseys, pants and 
socks. A Clark player was heard to remark 
before the game to the effect that, "We'll get 
the blind staggers watching them run around 
in those suits all night." He was right. 

M.A.C. met its first real opposition against 
Northeastern in Boston on January 17. North- 
eastern started the scoring and flashed out 
ahead, until Captain Stanisiewski's men opened 
their eyes, got on their horses and took charge 
of things. The final score was M.A.C. 37, 
Northeastern 31. Toward the end of the game 
Symancyk, Northeastern 's star forward, was 
playing Jack Foley, M.A.C. guard, instead of 
attempting, himself, to score. Coach Freddie 
Ellert '30 said, after the game, that the M.A.C. 
Club, the way it played, neither would, nor 
could, be beaten. 

On January 21, in the Drill Hall, with about 
twelve minutes of the game left to be played. 
Wesleyan led M.A.C. 18 to 7. Again Mr, 
Stanisiewski and his gang got on their horses, 
and the game was tied 22 all at the end of the 
regulation period. It took a lot of heart. At 
the end of the five-minute overtime period 
M.A.C. was ahead 28 to 23. And that was that. 
(Continued on Page 4, col. 2) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, January 26, 1931 


w'71 Albert King has retired from business. 
He is living at 110 Belmont Street, Taunton, 

'72 Frank C. Cowles is retired and is living 
at 31 Grand Street, Worcester, Mass. 

'74 Daniel G. Hitchcock is in the insurance 
business in Warren, Mass. 

'75 John A. Barri is in the coal oil and oil 
burner business at 688 North Washington 
Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn. 

w'75 Willard Kinsman recently celebrated 
his 81st birthday. He has retired from active 
business and is living at 84 Walpole Street, 
Norwood, Mass. 

: '76 J. E. Root is an orthopedic surgeon with 
offices at 904 Main Street, Hartford, Conn. He 
reports a most successful hunting trip to Alaska 
from April 27 to July 19, 1930. 

'76 Fred H. Tucker has retired from active 
business as a merchant. He is living at 206 
Church St., Newton, Mass. 

'79 Hermon E. B. Waldron is in the fire 
insurance and real estate business at 15 Harvard 
Avenue, Hyde Park, Mass. 

w'79 Joseph A. Chadbourne is an account- 
ant with the Old Colony Envelope Company, 
Westfield, Mass. 

'03 Myron H. West is a landscape architect 
at 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, 111. He is 
president of the American Park Builders Ass'n. 

'04 Maurice A. Blake, chairman of the 
council on athletics at Rutgers University ad- 
dressed 200 Rutgers alumni at their annual 
New York dinner on January 9. 

He stated that the "natural drift of students 
of athletic ability to the various colleges has 
been interfered with" by athletic subsidies 
granted by some schools, and that "a scholar- 
ship amounting to $200 or $300 a year is now 
regarded as mere pin money by a school athlete 
of recognized football ability." 

'06 F. Civille Pray left Amherst for Cuba 
on December 26. He is superintendent of the 
Trinidad Sugar Company, at Central Trinidad, 
Iznaga, Cuba. 


Cy Kimball '31 was awarded the Allen Leon 
Pond Memorial Trophy at the close of the 
football season just past. This award is made 
to the player showing general excellence in the 
game throughout the season. Cy played all 
season with an injured shoulder but was out- 
standing in every game in which he played. 
His kicking was uniformly excellent, and 
especially notable in the Tufts game. In New 
York, against City College, he ran back a kick- 
off the length of the field for a touchdown. 

On Thursday afternoon, January 15, the 
United States Army Band, led by Captain 
William J. Stannard, featured the song "Fight, 
Massachusetts" over the N.B.C. net work. 
"Fight, Massachusetts" is the new football 
marching song written last fall by Captain 
Edwin M. Sumner, of the M.A.C. R.O.T.C. 
unit. This march was played publicly for the 
first time by the United States Army Band at 
a Social Union program last October with 
Captain Sumner as guest conductor. 

An honors course, in the "Frontier in Ameri- 
can Civilization" will be given this spring term 
by Professor Sears. 

Noted characters in frontier history to be 
studied are Billy the Kid, the James Boys, 
Wild Bill and others. (We assume the "and 
others" includes one Al Capone.) 

Professor Sears himself spent his boyhood on 
the plains, and had many strictly frontier ex- 
periences, including personal contact with the 

He has kept in touch with the frontier life 
ever since, in which connection special emphasis 
may be placed upon his recent work in Labrador. 

'12 Dr. Ralph R. Parker is with the United 
States Public Health Service in charge of the 
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Tick Labor- 
atory, Hamilton, Montana. Dr. Parker, who 
received his Ph.D. from M.A.C. in 1915, visited 
with Curry Hicks recently in Amherst. Dr. 
Parker was returning to Montana after having 
attended the meetings of the American Society 
for the Advancement of Science in Cleveland and 
after a consultation with some authorities at 
the Harvard Medical School. 

'13 Kid Gore's new 1931 booklet describing 
his Camp Enajerog in Wilmington, Vt., is just 
off the press. 

'13 Marshall Headle is chief aircraft test 
pilot of the Lockhead Vegas Aircraft Corp., 
Burbank, Calif. 

'14 Harry Nissen has just published an 
attractive new booklet describing the Hillsboro 
Camp for Girls which he operates at Hillsboro, 
N. H. 

w'14 Sylvester G. Joubert is agent for the 
Canadian National Express Company at Mel- 
ville, Saskatchewan, Canada. He enlisted with 
the Canadian forces in 1914 and was discharged, 
a corporal, in 1919. He was twice wounded. 
He is married and has three children. 

'16 Alfred L. Coe is a geologist. His address 
is 441 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Fla. 

w'16 Clarence C. Eldredge is proprietor of 
the Eldredge Garage, 126 West Central Street, 
Natick, Mass. 

w'16 Joseph W. Meade is a contractor for 
boiler setting in Springfield, Mass. 

w'16 Robert R. Walker is a gardener in 
Mansfield, Mass. 

'17 Wayne M. Flagg received his M.A. in 
education from Yale last spring. He is now 
teaching science in the Pine High School, 
Ansonia, Conn. 

w'17 Earl Breckenridge is playing in the 
orchestra at the Mount Royal Hotel, Montreal, 
Canada. His address is 1132 Burnside Street, 
Montreal. He writes that he was married on 
August 11, 1930. 

Watching the M.A.C.-Clark basketball game 
played in the Worcester Commerce High School 
gym on Wednesday, January 14 were Huck 
Love '25, agricultural instructor at Worcester 
North High School, John Gifford '94, farmer, 
Sutton, Mass., and Dave Potter '16, instructor 
in biology at Clark University, Worcester, 


(Continued from Page 3) 

Men's understudy William P. Davis 

Mrs. A. K Mildred F. Twiss 

A. K. Pierpont Richard W. Wherity 

"Billy" Barton Kenneth E. Hodge 

Tap Dancer Nelson F. Beeler 

Toe Dancer Muriel V. Brackett 

Mrs. Kenney Celia T. Andrews 

Hilda Shirley E. McCarthy 

"Mac" Nathaniel B. Hill 

Women's understudy. . .Harriet M. Jackson 

Chimes player Emily S. Karl 

"Kit" Warren H. Southworth 

Helen Pierpont Pauline Spiewak 


(Continued from Page 3) 

The team is made up of Captain Leon Stani- 
siewski '31 and Ralphie Kneeland '31, forwards, 
Merrill Davis '31, center and Doggy Houran '33 
and Jack Foley '32, guards. Ed Fawcett '33 and 
Clif Ahlstrom '33 are the substitutes who have 
been used to date. Every man on the team is 
a potential scorer. All have scored. 

Ralphie Kneeland was in the infirmary with 
grippe during the Wesleyan game, Merrill 
Davis played with a bandaged, infected hand, 
and Captain Stanisiewski played with a cracked 
collar bone, which he received in the North- 
eastern game. 

Evidently it will take more than injuries to 
beat this club. 

'24 Russ Noyes is an instructor in English 
at Boston University. 

'25 Verne E. Roberts is teaching science in 
the high school at Nashua, N. H. 

'26 Ernie Dick is the manager of the W. T. 
Grant chain store in Hammond, Indiana. His 
address is 5213 Holman St., Hammond. 

'26 Don Fish, formerly city landscape 
engineer of Greensboro, North Carolina, is now 
in Amherst. Don expects to do landscape 
work on Long Island soon. 

'26 Charles N. Sullivan is a physician at 
the New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, 

'27 Ralph (Bill) Hart who is teacher-coach 
at the Scituate High School brought his basket- 
ball team up to scrimmage the M.A.C. varsity 
early in the season. 

'27 Vic Verity writes from Cincinnati that 
he and Stan Hall '28 have an apartment at 
3697 Vine Street, and invites alumni passing 
through Cincinnati to stop in. He says the 
apartment will always hold one or two more. 
Vic is in the manufacturing standards depart- 
ment of Proctor & Gamble Company, Ivory- 
dale, Ohio, while Hall is in the laundry research 
department. Two other alumni also are with 
Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, Merrill Par- 
tenheimer '27 in the Crisco control department 
and Roman Krienbaum '29, foreman of the 
edible hardening plant. 

'27 Ernest Putnam is teaching science in 
the Portland High School, Portland, Conn. 

'28 Rollie Reed, coach of the Easthampton 
High School basketball team has had his team 
over several times to scrimmage the M.A.C. 
varsity this winter. Rollie has his eye on the 
plaque to be awarded the team winning the 
high school tournament in the Drill Hall early 
in March. 


(Continued from Page 2) 

Ernest S. Russell '16, Treasurer, Old Deerfield 

Fert. Co., So. Deerfield, Mass. 
Ralph F. Taber '16, Advertising Salesman for 

Curtis Publishing Co., West Newton, Mass. 
*Alfred Booth '17, Farmer and Manufacturer, 

Campbell Hall, New York. 
Emory Grayson '17, Supervisor Placement 

Training, Stockbridge School, M.A.C. 
*Hans A. Rostrom '17, Framingham, Mass. 
*M. P. Warner '17, Sunderland, Mass. 
*R. Walter Hurlburt '18, Manager, Fenton 

Brook and Hurlwood Holstein Farms, Great 

Barrington, Mass. 
M. O. Lanphear '18, Assistant Dean, M.A.C. 
Gardner C. Norcross '18, Assistant County 

Agricultural Agent, Worcester County, Mass. 
Ernest Ritter '18, Manager, H. F. Coop. Ex- 
change, Hardwick, Mass. 
George E. Erickson '19, County Club Agent, 

Middlesex Co., Mass. 
Chester D. Stevens '19, Statistician, N. E. 

Crop Reporting Service. Boston, Mass. 
*John F. Carleton '20, East Sandwich, Mass. 
"Richard H. Sanford '21, Westfield, Mass. 
Richard W. Smith, Jr. '21, Professor of Dairy 

Mfgs., University of Vermont. 
Ralph Russell '22, Assistant Professor Farm 

Economics, University of Maryland. 
*W. C. Grover '25, Bernardston, Mass. 
Albert I. Mann '26, Dairy Specialist, Connecti- 
cut Agricultural College. 
Cary D. Palmer '26, Assistant Agricultural 

Economist, U.S.D.A., Chicago. 
Edwin L. Tucker '26, County Club Agent, 

Berkshire County, Mass. 
*Montague White '26, Andover, Conn. 
*J. W. Parsons '27, Farmer and Landscape 

Gardner, Northampton, Mass. 
M. L. Blaisdell '29, Assistant Head Farmer, 

Westboro State Hospital, Westboro, Mass. 
James A . Foord, 
Professor of Farm Management 
Massachusetts Agricultural College 




Vol. XII. R Gu r a " a p n t eed ge Amherst, Massachusetts, February 25, 1931 

Entered at P. O. Amherst, Mass. 
as second class matter 

No. 7 



Several Speak Before Joint 
Committee on Administration 

On Wednesday, January 28, 1931 the joint 
Committee on Administration, at its public 
hearing in the State House listened to a group 
of alumni and trustees of M.A.C. who spoke in 
behalf of the bill proposing the change of name 
of M.A.C. to Massachusetts State College. 

The bill had been filed in the name of Mr. 
George H. Ellis, trustee, drawn up by Mr. 
James F. Bacon, trustee, and sponsored by 
Representatives Louis A. Webster '14 and 
Harry D. Brown '14. 

Mr. Bacon introduced the various speakers, 
the first of whom was Representative Webster 

Director Sievers Speaks 

Other speakers were Fred J. Sievers, director 
of the Experiment Station at M.A.C, who rep- 
resented President Thatcher, George H. Ellis, 
chairman of the board of trustees of M.A.C, 
Charles H. Preston '83, trustee, Arthur W. 
Gilbert '04, trustee and Massachusetts state 
commissioner of agriculture, Charles H. Gould 
'16, president of the Associate Alumni of 
M.A.C, Elmer M. Poole '03, president of the 
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, 
Frederick D. Griggs '13, trustee, and Philip F. 
Whitmore '15, trustee. 

Director Sievers stated that the M.A.C. 
administration contemplated no reduction in 
the number of courses in agriculture offered by 
the college, should the name be changed, and, 
in fact, anticipated an increased enrollment in 
agricultural courses. 

Charles H. Gould '16 presented the crystal- 
lized alumni opinion in regard to the change of 
name as evidenced by the returns of the ques- 
tionnaire submitted to the alumni body last 
August. The questionnaire indicated that over 
two-thirds of the alumni who replied favored 
the change of name. 

Elmer M. Poole '03 presented the resolution 
of the Massachusetts Farm Bareau Federation 
in regard to the change of name. At the meet- 
ing of the Farm Bureau Federation held in 
Worcester, Mass., on January 7, 1931, this 
organization unanimously adopted a resolution 
to support President Thatcher in his petition 
to the trustees that the name of the college be 

Philip F. Whitmore '15 presented a statement 
from the Boston Market Gardeners Association, 
an organization of some 300 market gardeners 
in greater Boston and the Connecticut Valley, 
approving and supporting the change of name 

Alumni Recorded in Favor of Bill 

Others who spoke in favor of the change of 
name were Representative Forward of Granby, 
Albert F. Burgess '95, entomologist, U.S.D.A., 
Melrose Highlands, Mass.; Erford Poole '96, 
architect, New Bedford, Mass.; Josiah Parsons, 
Jr. '27, landscape construction and farming, 
Northampton, Mass.; George L. Barrus '03, 
(Continued on Page 3 col. 1) 

The Class of 


plans its 55th reunion on 

SAT., JUNE 13, 1931 


Physical Education Building to be 

Saturday, June 13, 1931 is to be Alumni Day 
at the sixty-first commencement exercises at 

On this day the dedication exercises for the 
new Physical Education Building are to be 
held. The new building represents the most 
ambitious financial project ever undertaken by 
the Associate Alumni, and the dedication will 
be memorable in its significance. 

The contractors, J. G. Roy & Sons of Spring- 
field, who have built the new building expect 
that their work of construction will be com- 
pleted within six weeks, so that ample time will 
be available for preparing the building for a 
general public inspection at Commencement. 
Mr. Hicks expects that the present senior class 
will be allowed to use the swimming pool at 
least once before they are graduated, but except 
for that, the building will not be open for 
student use before September 1931. At this 
time equipment should be completely installed 
and ready. 

The Physical Education Building Committee 
met on Saturday, January 31, and made pre- 
paratory plans for the dedication exercises. It 
was decided to publish a dedication booklet 
describing the building as it appears, its pur- 
pose and its significance. There will be a 
booklet available f<*^^— ■ kone who attends the 

A nationally known speaker is expected to 
give the dedication address. 

These committees were named to adjust the 
details of the dedication program: 

Dedication Committee — Philip F. Whitmore 
'15, chairman, Sumner R. Parker '04, Robert 
D. Hawley 'IS, Curry S. Hicks. 

Sub-Committee on Memorial Tablets, and 
Speaker — Robert D. Hawley '18, Curry S. 

Sub-Committee on Invitations — William L. 
Doran '15, Sumner R. Parker '04, Curry S. 

Sub-Committee on Dedication Booklet — 
Robert D. Hawley '18, Almon W. Spaulding '17. 


Mike Rowell '24 Arranges Programs 

Mike Rowell '24, director of the New England 
Radio Market News Service, has submitted the 
following list of M.A.C. alumni who spoke over 
(Continued on Page 3, col. 2) 


But Say It Only Once! 

"Hi," said I, but upon the receipt of a quizzi- 
cal glance promptly added, "deedle-dum" in a 
singing tone. The latter is an excellent means 
of concealing embarrassment and confusion 
when a salutation is ignored. The procedure is 
twice satisfying, it not only conceals embarrass- 
ment but also envelops the "deedle-dummer" 
in an air of perfect nonchalance, conveying 
the impression, "Oh no, not addressing you at 
all, — merely humming." 

The above relates to my first walk through 
the Harvard Yard. Being one of the old school 
of Aggie "Hi-ers" it just slipped out. One 
does not "Hi" at Harvard. Perhaps he "Heigh- 
ho's" but never "Hi." 

Thus outcast, lonely and yearning for a 
"whiff" of the Aggie pond at low water I con- 
tinued my walk to the Foster Lunch. (Note: 
Aggie headquarters have since changed to the 
Georgian as the latter establishment offers two 
chips of butter with toasted muffins.) I ordered 
my lunch and on turning from the counter 
nearly dropped my tray for there came to my 
ears the old familiar "Hi." There at a corner 
table sat "Little Aggie." I immediately joined 
the colony, and, needless to say, the conver- 
sation. "Remember the time — " and "did you 
hear — " were the main topics discussed. After 
that a new face appeared nearly every day till 
it almost seemed like class changing time at 
Aggie. I wouldn't have been a bit surprised 
even to have run into Buck Deady with a bag 
of books over his shoulder. It seemed that if 
we were all gathered together we could hold a 
student forum and vote to abolish coats at 
chapel and elect a committee to improve 
assembly speakers, once again. 

"Luxor" Field Trips 

Owing to the combined pressure of scholastic 
business and "light housekeeping" we are kept 
close to the confines of Perkins 50. Thus it is„ 
impossible to say that I've met every one even 
yet. However, I'll try to recall those I have 
met and tell you something of what they are 

I might as well start with the room-mate 
Tom Lawlor '30. Tom is an Austin Teaching 
Fellow in Botany and aspiring to make it Dr. 
Lawlor. His time at present is divided between 
teaching freshmen and taking courses. He 
hopes to get into research in botany next year. 
Tom, by the way, has been elected a member 
of the New England Botanical Club. 

Henry "Suitcase" Jensen '30 is a frequent 
caller at 56. He "day-hops" from his home in 
Belmont. Henry is also a botany student and 
does a little assisting in freshman botany on 
the side. He still talks of the days of yore and 
bemoans the passing of Kongo and the deca- 
dence of North College. 

Owing to the fact that classes continue right 
through lunch hour and geology field trips are 
taken in "Luxor" busses at a dollar a trip, paid 
in advance, (oh for the days of the old Ford 
truck and boards of the "flori" department), 
we catch only fleeting glimpses of Bill Drew 
'30. Bill comes dashing into the room to change 
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The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1931 


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Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
under the Acts of. March 3, 1879. 

Linus H. Jones "16, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore *15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Charles H. Gould '16, ex-offkio 
Ellsworth Barnard '28 
George E. Emery "24, ex-officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass. 



William L. Howe '08 

William L. Howe '08 died on January 22. 
1931 at the Marlboro, Massachusetts, Hospital 
where he had been a patient since January 15. 

He was born in Marlboro in 1886. His father, 
the late Elmer D. Howe '81, was for a number 
of years a trustee of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College. 

Mr. Howe was a stockholder in the Marlboro 
Dairy Company. He owned and operated 
Fairview Farm in Marlboro which has been in 
the Howe family since the days of the Indians. 
His mother now possesses the original deed 
written on parchment, which was given to 
Mr. Howe's ancestors by an Indian chief. 

Mr. Howe is survived by his widow, a son 
and a daughter, by his mother, and a brother 
and sister. 

Dr. Henry D. Clark '93 

Dr. Henry D. Clark '93 died in Fitchburg, 
Massachusetts, on February 3, 1931 of compli- 
cations which followed a long illness. 

Dr. Clark was born in Plainfield, Mass. on 
October 26, 1865. He prepared for College at 
the Cummington, Mass. High School, and was 
graduated from M.A.C. in 1893. He received 
his D.V.S. from McGill University in 1895. 

Since that time Dr. Clark has always prac- 
ticed veterinary medicine in Medford, Mass., 
from 1895 to 1899, and in Fitchburg, Mass., 
from 1899 to 1931. 

He was a member of the American Veterinary 
Medical Association, Masonic Order, Fitchburg 
. Grange (past master), Rotary Club and he was 
"formerly a member of the State Board of Agri- 

On October 2, 1894 he married Miss Sophia 
A. Peirce of Amherst. Dr. Clark is survived 
by three daughters and two sons. 

Chester Allen Bishop '15 

Chester Allen Bishop who died of pneumonia 
on February 1, 1931 at Chestertown, Maryland 
was born November 2, 1891 at Talladega, 
Alabama. His father, Edgar A. Bishop '83, was 
connected with Talladega College for nearly 
twenty years. 

Mr. Bishop attended Dean Academy, and 
was graduated from M.A.C. in 1915 where he 
specialized in animal husbandry and dairying. 

After graduation he had charge of registered 
Guernsey herds on several large estates in 
Massachusetts and New York. During the 
World War he was stationed at training camps 
in the United States where he was commissioned 
a lieutenant. Since the War he had been con- 
nected with the Interstate Dairy Council of 
Philadelphia with headquarters in Chester- 
town, Maryland. 

On August 15, 1918 he married Miss Mildred 
J. Polk of Wollaston, Mass., who with two 
children, survives him. 

Mr. Bishop's mother and father, Mr. and 
Mrs. Edgar A. Bishop of Peterborough, N. H. 
also survive him. 

Charles Henry Thompson 

Professor Charles Henry Thompson was born 
in Turlock, California in 1870 and died in 
Amherst, Mass., January 23, 1931. He gradu- 
ated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 
1893 and took graduated work at Leland Stan- 
ford University in 1902-04. He was for several 
years and at two different times assistant in 
the Missouri Botanical Garden; at other times 
he was assistant in botany at Missouri Univer- 
sity, forest ranger in the national forests in 
California, collaborator, plant collector and 
assistant in the United States Department of 
Agriculture. He came to Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College in 1915 where he served as 
instructor, later as Professor of Horticulture. 

Professor Thompson had excellent and diver- 
sified training in fundamental botany and horti- 
culture, first at Kansas State Agricultural 
College, later at Leland Stanford, and the 
Missouri Botanical Garden, to which should be 
added the valuable experience gained at the 
several other institutions where he served. As 
a field collector he covered wide areas of the 
southwest, Kansas, Oklahoma, and interven- 
ing states to California and down into Old 
Mexico. This varied experience, supplementing 
his natural bent, made him especially skillful 
as a field botanist, while his early training in 
horticulture and his practical work on the 
grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden 
made him conversant with hardy cultivated 

His intense love of plants was fortified by his 
faculty for detailed observation. He possessed 
that eye for minute differences which is neces- 
sary to the systematist at all times. In this 
work he was thoroughly conscientious and 
patient, always collecting materials, forever 
adding more data, slowly increasing and cor- 
recting his large fund of plant knowledge. 

During the last decade especially he had 
given his first and most earnest study to the 
collection of hardy woody plants growing on 
the campus. It is most fortunate that he was 
able shortly before his passing to publish as a 
station bulletin a check-list of this material 
with extended notes. 

Professor Thompson's teaching was founded 
on his intimate and loving knowledge of plants. 
In the campus slang, "He knew his stuff." 
This was the word of commendation often 
applied to him by his students. But to this 
capital he added delightful qualities of person- 
ality and sound character which always count 
quite as heavily as mere technical knowledge. 
He was friendly, sympathetic, human with his 
students in ways which won their admiration 
and held their loyalty. 

To his other associates in the community 
and on the faculty these human qualities 
carried even stronger conviction. He was 


'95 Albert F. Burgess. "The Gypsy Moth 
and the Brown Tail Moth." U.S.D.A. Farmer's 
Bulletin 1623 F., 33 pages, illustrated. 

'98 Samuel W. Wiley had an article in the 
January 1931 issue of the Journal of Chemistry 
and Engineering of the American Chemical 
Society dealing with a new "Wiley Mill, F.R.I. 
Model," for grinding small quantities of ma- 
terial for analysis. 

'02 Thorne M. Carpenter (with others). 
"Ein Apparat fuer die exakte und schnelle 
Analyse der Gase aus einer Respirations- 

Wissenchaftliches Archiv fuer Landwirtschaft. 
Abt. B, Vol. 4, pp. 1-26 (1930). 

'02 and w'16 Thorne M. Carpenter and 
Edward L. Fox. "The Gaseous Exchange of the 
Human Subject. 1. As affected by the In- 
gestion of Water at 37° C. 2. As affected by 
Small Quantities of Dextrose. 3. As affected by 
Small Quantities of Lectulose." Journal of 
Nutrition, Vol. II, 359-374, 375-388, 389-408 

'21 George L. Slate has just published a 
bulletin from the Geneva, N. Y. Experiment 
Station on "Filberts." 

'22 Otto Degener is the author of a new 
book, "Plants of Hawaii National Park." In- 
cluded in the book are descriptions of ancient 
Hawaiian customs and an introduction to the 
geologic history of the Hawaiian Islands. There 
are 335 pages and 140 illustrations, one in 
color. The book costs S4.00, P. O. Box 1133, 
Honolulu, T. H. 

'28 Seth J. Ewer. Notes on Katahdin 
Plants in Rhodora 32: 259-261 (1930). 

The January number of Landscape Architec- 
ture includes an illustrated article by Professor 
Frank A. Waugh on "Ecology of the Roadside," 
one by Stephen Hamblin '12, on "Recent 
Gardening Books for the Client," one by Albert 
D. Taylor '05, on "Garden Details," and one 
by E. S. Draper '15, on "Construction of Curb 
Gutters and Inlets." 

Professors Frank A. Waugh and the late 
Charles H. Thompson have written a history 
of the plants of the M.A.C. campus in an 
Experiment Station Bulletin called "Hardy 
Woody Plants." More than 360 species of 
plants are discussed in the bulletin. 


'21 A son, Silas Gould, to Mr. and Mrs. 
George W. Edman, January 31, 1931 in Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

'26 A son, David Grant, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Grant B. Snyder (Ruth Putnam), January 30, 
1931 in Amherst, Mass. 

'27 A son, Theodore, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. 
Theodore Farwell, January 1, 1931 in Green- 
field, Mass. 

'28 A son, Donald, to Mr. and Mrs. Mal- 
colm Dresser, November 28, 1930 in New York 


'27 Edward A. Connell to Miss Elizabeth 
Mary Collins on February 16, 1931 in Stam- 
ford, Conn. 

'28 Malcolm Dresser is employed as mana- 
ger's office representative with R. H. Macy & 
Company, New York City. He took a 20,000 
mile trip through 26 states from April to 
August 1930. 

admired as a man of knowledge and sound 
training; his modest, homely ways endeared 
him to every one as a personal friend; his 
sincerity, candor and rigorous sense of honor 
gave every one confidence in his personal 

Frank A . Waugh 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1931 



On Friday evening, March 13, Hadley's 
"New Earth" will be presented by the College 
Chorus of seventy-five voices under the direc- 
tion of Professor Bigelow of Amherst College. 
The chorus will be assisted by Roy K. Patch 
'13, tenor, and probably by a local soloist. An 
Amherst College chorus of one hundred voices 
will also participate in the production, supple- 
mented by some voices from the Springfield 
Orpheus Club. The College Orchestra under 
Professor Cubbon will present one number and 
there will be one number by a string quartet. 

Roister Doisters 

The Roister Doisters are taking their pro- 
duction "The Americans Come" on the road 
this month. They are to fill engagements at 
these places: 

Weston, Thursday, February 19 
Walpole, Friday, February 20 
Acton, Saturday, February 21 
Holyoke, Wednesday, February 25 
Greenfield, Friday, March 6 
Ashburnham, Saturday, March 14 
The Weston and Acton engagements are 
being sponsored by the Middlesex County 
Alumni Association through arrangements made 
with Allister F. MacDougall '13. 

These alumni watched the M.A.C.-New 
Hampshire basketball game in Durham, N. H. 
on February 14: Captain James H. Day '17, 
Cy Tirrell '19, Bob Fuller '20, M. J. Murdock 
'22, Pat Percival '24, Dinny Wilder '28 and 
Bob Bowie '29. They were very proud to have 
been rooters for the M.A.C. team, and said so, 
in the dressing room, after the game. They 
had every right to feel as they did. 


Stockbridge School Placement Training plan 
provides good labor for spring and summer. 
The students of this school are required to 
work six months of their first year to gain 
practical experience in their particular vocation. 
The period extends from April first (or before, 
when required) to the first of October. This six 
months work period is educational in nature, 
but the students are expected to earn and 
receive a reasonable wage, and are expected to 
do any and all work required of them. (Average 
wage S40-S45 a month and maintenance on 
farm jobs, and 35c to 40c an hour on other work.) 

The principal feature in favor of these men 
lies in the fact that they are interested in their 
work. Many of the men have had considerable 
experience and most of them have had some. 

The supervisor visits the students on the job 
two or three times during the season. They 
must make good to be allowed to return to 
school for the second year. Each student 
specializes in one of seven vocations: Animal 
Husbandry, Dairy Manufactures, Floriculture, 
Horticulture (including Greenkeeping), Fruit 
Growing, Poultry Raising, and Vegetable 

E. E. Grayson '17, Supervisor of Placement 
Training, M.A.C, Amherst, Mass., wishes to 
hear from anyone who might be in a position 
to employ one of these men during the summer. 


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farmer, Goshen, Mass.; Nathaniel L. Bowditch,, 
trustee of M.A.C; Ralph F. Taber '16, adver- 
tising salesman, West Newton, Mass. 

(Mr. Taber said that it would be better ad- 
vertising for the College if the name were 

Alumni who did not speak but who were 
present and who recorded themselves in favor 
of the bill included Emily Smith '25, Eleanor 


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radio stations WBZ and WBZA between October 
1, 1929 and October 1, 1930: 

Miss Eleanor Bateman '23, Div. of Markets, 
Mass. Dept. of Agri., Boston. 

L. A. Bevan '13, Director, Div. of Markets, 
Mass. Dept. of Agri., Boston. 

W. H. Bronson FG, Statistician, New England 
Milk Producers' Assoc, Boston. 

W. R. Cole w'02, Extension Prof, of Horti- 
cultural Manufactures, M.A.C. 

Daniel J. Curran '12, Agriculturist, Mass. 
Dept. of Agri., Boston. 

Walter L. Cutler w'25, Tech. Assistant in 
Pomology, M.A.C. 

Paul W. Dempsey '17, Field Supt., Mass. 
Market Garden Field Station, Waltham. 

Dr. A. W. Gilbert '04, Commissioner, Mass. 
Dept. of Agri., Boston. 

Julius Kroeck '22, Investigator, Mass. Dept. 
of Agri., Boston. 

W. Earl Paddock '23, Inspector, Mass. Dept. 
of Agri., Worcester. 

Sumner R. Parker '04, County Agent Leader, 

O. C. Roberts '18, Instructor in Pomology, 

E. J. Rowell '24, Charge of N. E. Radio 
Market News Service, Boston. 

Carlton Stearns '17, Secretary, Mass. Road- 
side Stands Assoc, also Instructor, Essex Co. 
Agri. School. 

Harry S. Stiles '21, Associate Marketing 
Specialist, U. S. Dept. of Agri., Boston. 

C. D. Stevens '19, Agri. Statistician, N. E. 
Crop Reporting Ser., and U.S.D.A., Boston. 

Fred V. Waugh '22, Senior Agri. Economist, 
U.S.D.A., and Secretary, N. E. Research 
Council, Boston. 


Professor Waugh recently journeyed to the 
middle west and gave a talk before the garden 
club short course at the Iowa State College. 

Professors Chenoweth and Fellers, of the 
horticultural manufactures department, re- 
cently attended the National Canners' Asso- 
ciation meeting and the National Preserve 
Association meeting in Chicago. 

Four members of the extension service, 
namely: Willard A. Munson '05, Mrs. Esther 
C Page, Miss Marion E. Forbes and Mr. 
Ralph W. Donaldson took an active part in 
the Northeastern Extension Workers' Con- 
ference held recently at New Brunswick, N. J. 


The foul shooters on the M.A.C. basketball 
team are engaged in keen but friendly rivalry 
this season as each attempts to be the first to 
have his name inscribed on the Samuel B. 
Samuels trophy. 

This large cup is to be awarded annually to 
the player with the best average in foul shooting. 
It was given by Sammy Samuels '25, captain 
of one of the most oustanding basketball teams 
M.A.C. has ever had. This 1925 club won 11 
out of 14 games, including victories over Dart- 
mouth, Williams, Wesleyan, Springfield, and 

Sammy is coach and physical director of the 
National Farm School at Farm School, Penn- 
sylvania. Several times his teams have reached 
the top among their preparatory school rivals. 

Bateman '23, Al Gustafson '26, Mike Rowell 
'24, and Elliot Dodge '26. 

There were no speakers in opposition to the 

The chairman of the Committee on Adminis- 
tration which held the hearing was Senator 
Haley of Rowley. 



Here is the complete record of the 1931 

M.A.C. hockey season. It speaks for itself. 

M.A.C. 9 Connecticut 

M.A.C. 2 Colby 3 

M.A.C. 5 Bates 2 

M.A.C. 5 Army 1 

M.A.C. 6 St. Stephens 3 

M.A.C. 3 Northeastern 

M.A.C 10 Wesleyan 

M.A.C. '■> New Hampshire 2 

M.A.C. 1 Hamilton 3 

M.A.C. 4 Amherst 2 

M.A.C. 2 Brown 5 

M.A.C 1 Williams 

It is hard to pick any outstanding player on 

the team, but if there was one he probably is 

George "Sugar" Cain '33, center on the second 

forward line, and highest scorer of the club. 

He is a clever skater and stick handler. Ernie 

Mitchell '32 played well at goal. His work in 

the Amherst game was outstanding. 

Perhaps the most exciting game of the season 
was the one with New Hampshire, played on 
the M.A.C pond on January 23. New Hamp- 
shire had previously taken Brown and Colby, 
but met a 3 to 2 defeat at the hands of the 
M.A.C. club. 

The Amherst game, played on the new 
Amherst College rink, went into overtime 
periods, but there was no question as to which 
was the superior team when the game was over. 
The M.A.C. team received an invitation to 
take part in the hockey championship matches 
of New England to be played in Boston under 
the auspices of the New England association of 
the A.A.U. The winner of the tournament is 
to be declared champion of the New England 
association and may represent the district to 
compete in the National A.A.U. championships 
held to pick the 1932 United States Olympic 
hockey representative. 

M.A.C. drew the Concord, N. H. Hockey 
Club as its opponent and the result of the 
game played in the Boston Arena on February 
17 was M.A.C. 0, Concord 1. 


Since January 24 the varsity basketball 
team has played six games and won three of 
them. The scores are as follows: 

M.A.C 25 New Bedford Textile 9 
M.A.C. 12 Springfield 17 

M.A.C. 14 Connecticut Aggie 13 
M.A.C. 19 Williams 21 

M.A.C 19 Boston University 17 
M.A.C. 25 New Hampshire 27 

The team, to date, has won, in all, seven 
games and lost three. There are five games yet 
to be played and the team looks forward to a 
successful season. 

New Bedford, as the score shows, offered 
little opposition, but every one of the other 
games was nip and tuck all the way. The New 
Hampshire game went into an overtime period. 
Alumni may well feel very proud of this 
basketball team. 

Basketball Tournament 

The Fourth Annual Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College Basketball Tournament for Small 
High Schools is to be held in the Drill Hall on 
March 4, 5, 6, and 7. 

Eight high schools with enrollment of less 
than 500 students will send teams to the tourna- 
ment. Larry Briggs '27 of the physical education 
department at M.A.C. is tournament manager. 

'29 Ray Plumer has joined the staff of the 
Taconic State Park Commission, with head- 
quarters at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

w'07 Clifton H. Chadwick is a cost control 
engineer. His business address is 125 East 
46th Street, New York City. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1931 


w'82 Daniel Willard, president of the Balti- 
more & Ohio Railroad, was one of the railroad 
men about whom an article "Six Men Who 
Shape Railroad Destiny," appeared in the New 
York Times Magazine of January 25, 1931. 

'99 Bernard H. Smith was recently elected 
president of the National Manufacturers of 
Soda Water Flavors. He was in Europe during 
July and August 1930. 

'00 Dr. A. W. Morrill, consulting entomolo- 
gist of Los Angeles, in addition to other activi- 
ties has established an insectary for the pro- 
duction of Trichogramma egg parasites which 
have been used in the control of certain cotton 
pests in Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas. 
About eighty thousand acres of cotton were 
under contract for field survey and parasite 
distribution service during the past season. 
Several patents are pending covering new 
methods developed in this work. 

'02 Thorne M. Carpenter was recently 
elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal 
of Nutrition. 

'11 Arthur H. Sharpe is in business as a 
landscape architect at Oakville, Ontario. 

'12 Fred S. Merrill is manager of the Central 
States Orchards Co., Inc., Chillicothe, Missouri. 
He recently won fourth prize in the University 
of Missouri state-wide orchard contest in which 
an acre of orchard was judged for soil and crop 
management and crop display at the Horticul- 
tural Conference. 

'14 Jock Hutchinson's University Club 
hockey team of Boston recently defeated the 
Harvard varsity. Harvard previously had been 

w'14 George P. Sexton is manager of 
Keewaydin Farm, Darien, Conn., a 200 acre 
private estate. 

'16 Dave Potter, professor of biology at 
Clark University, was guest speaker at the de- 
partment of botany, M.A.C. on Wednesday 
evening, January 28. His recent expedition to 
James Bay, Northern Canada, was the subject 
of his address. 

'19 Cy Tirrell spoke to the M.A.C. animal 
husbandry club on February 11 about "The 
Place of Sheep in New England." Cy is head 
of the department of animal husbandry at 
New Hampshire University and is one of the 
best informed men on sheep in New England. 

'19 Ralph T. Howe writes that he and Mrs. 
Howe (Ruth Hurder) will be delighted to see 
any Aggie folks who visit his part of the country. 
He is located on Lowell Road, R.F.D. 1, Con- 
cord, Mass. 

'20 W. A. Luce of Wenatchee, Washington 
reports pleasant meetings with Brooks Jake- 
man '20, Joe Wood '22, Harry Harrington '20, 
and Gil Irish '22 when he attended the M.A.C.- 
Tufts football game in Medford last fall. 

'21 Gid Mackintosh handled the construc- 
tion of 175 Tom Thumb Golf courses in eleven 
states during the past summer. His office was 
in the Chrysler Building, New York City. Gid 
is now back at High Point, N. C. doing land- 
scape engineering. 

'21 Gordon K. Hurd writes that D. A. 
Hurd '20 is with the Borden Milk Company, 
White Plains, N. Y. 

'21 Carroll W. Bunker is president and 
treasurer of Carroll W. Bunker & Co., Invest- 
ment Securities, Rochester, N. Y. He writes 
that he has three children, two boys and one 

'21 Dick Lambert is living in a pretty cold 
place at Yankee Orchards, Pittsfield. On 
February 2 when thermometers all over the 
east took a decided slump, his registered the 
lowest of any in the east. One of them went to 
35 below and another 33 below. Believe it or 
not, his readings were accepted by the Associ- 
ated Press and broadcast throughout the 
country with the general weather report. 

'21 Red Ball is head counselor of the senior 
group at Kid Gore's Camp Enajerog. Larry 

Briggs '27 is head counselor of the junior group. 
Jane Pollard Gore '22 is associate director of 
the camp. 

Richard Dutton Holmes, age 7, oldest son of 
Bob Holmes '18 of Mt. Bruno, Canada was 
among the first to be enrolled for the coming 
season at the camp. 

'22 Ken Moody is with the Equitable Life 
Insurance Company in Boston. 

'22 Otto Degener, botanist of the Hawaii 
National Park, is continuing his work on the 
"New Illustrated Flora of the Hawaiian 
Islands." The first part of this work consists 
of about 100 plates and 150 pages of descriptive 
matter and will be published probably in June 
or July. 

'23 Edward Tisdale is director of guidance 
for the city school system of Great Falls, Mont. 

'23 Gus Lindskog is assistant resident 
surgeon at the Yale University School of 

'25 Gordon Ward received his Ph.D. in 
economics from the University of Minnesota 
in 1930. He is now associate professor of agri- 
cultural economics with the Virginia Agricul- 
tural Extension Service, Blacksburg, Va. 

w'25 I. Chenery Salmon is a statistician 
with the First National Old Colony Corp., 

'26 H. H. Richardson is at the Iowa State 
College, Ames, Iowa. He hopes to obtain his 
Ph.D. in June 1931. For the past eighteen 
months he has been working as an investigator 
for the Crop Protection Institute. He writes 
that Wendell Cook '27 is at Iowa State doing 
graduate work in chemistry. 

'26 Ellsworth Wheeler writes that he keeps 
busy as instructor in biology at Hobart and 
William Smith Colleges at Geneva, N. Y. 

'27 Clarence H. Parsons, new superintendent 
of the M.A.C. farm, and Ralph Donaldson, 
extension agronomist, recently addressed a 
meeting of about 200 members of the M.A.C. 
animal husbandry club on the subject of pasture 

'28 Bill Roper who spent a year travelling 
to the West Coast and back is now herdsman 
at Wamdosa Farms, East Sandwich, Mass. 

w'28 Rebecca Field is the artist whose work 
comprises the current exhibit in Memorial 
Hall, arranged by Professor Waugh. The 
original Delta Phi Gamma plaque now in 
Abigail Adams Hall, M.A.C. is also Miss 
Field's work. After leaving M.A.C. Miss Field 
was graduated from the Massachusetts School 
of Art and studied extensively in Germany. 
Her water colors, now on exhibition, were 
painted in Germany. Miss Field teaches sculp- 
ture and water color at the Springfield Art 

'29 Stephen Adams is with the Harkness 
Commonwealth fund of New York which has 
established the South Berkshire Health 
District including fifteen towns around Great 

'12 Henry L. Holland is a chemist with the 
American Agricultural Chemical Company, 
Liebig Works, Carteret, N. J. 

'30 Vin Riley was a spectator at the M.A.C. - 
B.U. basketball game. Vin is herdsman at 
Henry Ford's Wayside Inn farm and has charge 
of one of the few herds of Devon cattle in this 


June 12, 13, 14, and 15, 1931 

Saturday, June 13 

is Alumni Day 

On this day the 

Physical Education Building 

will be dedicated 

Don't forget the date 

'83 Edgar A. Bishop is in the insurance and 
real estate business at 44 Main Street, Peter- 
borough, N. H. 

'86 Winfield Ayres is a physician. His 
offices are located at 666 Madison Avenue, 
New York City. 

'87 Joseph Martin is a realtor in Marble- 
head, Mass. 

w'92 Elbridge L. Howe is a broker in 
Evanston, Illinois. 

w'95 Efford E. Taylor is in the lumber 
business at 45 Centre Street, Roxbury, Mass. 

'96 James L. Marshall is a salesman at 10 
Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'96 Merle E. Sellew is a salesman. His 
home is in East Longmeadow, Mass. 

w'18 Ralph C. Ellis is an entomologist. He 
is located at 10 Court Street, Arlington, Mass. 


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into old pants before clambering over the rocks 
in the wilds of Beach Bluffs. Bill is also a 
botany major. At present he is doing course 
work — says he is plumbing the depths of the 
dog-fish in one course. This must be a new 
sport model of Squallus because I thought we 
settled that matter once and for all in Zoo 26. 
Right next door, in Perkins 58, is Walt 
Southwick '29. He is a biology major and is 
now rounding out his second year at Mr. 
Lowell's school. He received his M.A. last 
June and is now occupied in research in zoology. 

"Cases in Tort" 

George Tulloch '28 is about ready to become 
Dr. Tulloch. He has done his major work in 
entomology and his dissertion has to do with 
ants. The last time I saw him he was studying 
for his oral examination. He has published 
some five papers and also read one at the 
Cleveland meeting of the Society for the Ad- 
vancement of Science. In addition he find 
time to assist Tom Lawlor in Biology A. He 
surely is stimulating the habits of the Formi- 

Ken Bartlett '28 is also in Ent. He spends 
most of his time at the Bussey Institute, so we 
see little of him, but from all reports he is very 
busy and hopes to possess soon a Ph.D. 

Tommy Hetherington '30 is at the Law 
School and is getting round shouldered carrying 
"Cases in Tort" and other voluminous law 
books around with him. I have just found out 
that Blondy Mills '29 is at Business School 
here and that Elliot Dodge '26 is at Law School, 
but I haven't seen either one yet. 

The Aggie section at the landscape depart- 
ment includes: Ralph Gunn, Clarence Ham- 
mond, Paul Stacy, and Tommy Tomfohrde, all 
of 1930. The last time I saw them they were 
bemoaning the high cost of tracing paper and 
the days of five dollar lab fees at Aggie. They 
are kept locked up in the landscape lab and are 
putting up a brave fight with T-square and 

Bob Woodworth '24 of the famous Whittum- 
Woodworth combination is none other than 
Robert Hugo Woodworth, Ph.D., Instructor 
in Botany, Tutor in the Division of Biology, 
and Curator of the Botanic Garden. 

Bert Gerry '23 is also in the Ent. department 
working toward the doctorate. 

Kay McKay '30 is also connected with the 
University. She is, I believe, a secretary to 
Dr. Wheeler of the entomology department. 

That, I believe, concludes the aggregation. 
Myself? I'm an assistant in the chemistry 
department, and divide my time between course 
work and entreating freshmen not to throw 
used filter papers into the lab sinks. 

Now, anyone of you, within shooting dis- 
tance of Cambridge, don't forget to drop into 
56 Perkins Hall and we'll have an old time 
Aggie "bull fest" on "remember the time." 
And we'll let you sleep on our window seat. 

Walter "Pilot" Smith '28 or '30 

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Vol. XII. Re ^ r aran°t s e t ed fie Amherst, Massachusetts, March 25, 1931 ^J^^SS?--: No. 8 


AT M.A. C. 

1867 - 1890 

The Animal Husbandry Department, as such, 
was not organized until the year 1900, but 
provision for teaching Livestock Husbandry- 
was provided at the very beginning of M.A.C.'s 
history. The Honorable Levi Stockbridge was 
the first Professor of Agriculture and Farm 
Superintendent at M.A.C., starting his work in 
the spring of 1867. During this same year an 
appropriation of $7000 was secured for building 
a barn, near where Stockbridge Hall now stands, 
to house the livestock and feed crops. During 
1867 the students under Professor Stockbridge's 
supervision plowed and planted sixty acres to 
potatoes, root crops and oats as well as under- 
draining ten acres, digging up fifty old apple 
trees and clearing eight acres of pasture land. 
More than two hundred tons of excellent hay 
were cut in 1867. According to President 
Clark's report of 1868, "the livestock during 
this first year consisted of 20 very fine South- 
down ewes, 2 Southdown bucks, and 1 Cots- 
wold buck, 1 Ayrshire and 1 Alderney bull 
calf, 3 pairs of oxen, 18 three-year old steers 
and 15 yearlings, all grade Shorthorns; 3 milch 
cows, 3 horses and 3 Suffolk swine." It was 
stated that "the College should be a perpetual 
agricultural fair, where the finest specimens of 
the best breeds of livestock of all kinds may be 
seen and compared." 

Student Labor at Ten Cents an Hour 

At this time lectures were given on Agricul- 
ture to all freshmen, on Agriculture and Do- 
mestic Animals to all solphomores, and on 
stock farming to all seniors. 

Another barn for housing 50 "neat" cattle, 
50 sheep and several hogs was built in 1869 on 
the central ridge south of the present Veterinary 
Science building at a cost of §10,000, and, near 
it, was constructed a house for the farm super- 
intendent. The cattle now included Short- 
horns, Devons, Ayrshires and Jerseys in addi- 
tion to 40 grade cattle and steers. Southdown 
sheep, Suffolk, Berkshire and Chester White 
swine, oxen and horses completed the roster 
of livestock. At this time all students unless 
physically incapacitated were required to work 
upon the farm without pay for six hours per 
week. In addition they could work as much as 
they pleased, provided their studies did not 
suffer, for a wage of ten to twenty cents an 

In 1871 all the College sheep were sold because 
of their very poor condition, and during the 
same year a row of grade cows all aborted 
because, the report says, they were confined in 
stanchions the platforms of which were too 
short. Holstein, Brown Swiss and Brittany 
cattle appear in the roster of College livestock 
for the first time in the report of 1872. In this 
year all the grade cattle were sold so that for 
the first time the College "neat" cattle were on 
a strictly purebred, as they said in those days, 
thoroughbred basis. Numerous first and sweep- 
stake prices were won by the cattle at Three 
County Fairs and at the New England Society's 
(Continued on Pafie 2. col. 3) 

CLASS OF 1930 

Probably no class graduated from M.A.C., 
or, for that matter, from any other College, in 
the past thirty-five years ever found itself con- 
fronted by such a serious economic situation as 
did the class of 1930, graduated last June. 

Yet all but thirty of the 117 graduates of 
the class of 1930 are listed, in the Alumni 
Office, as being employed at present. It may 
be, too, that a number of these thirty alumni 
whose occupations are unlisted are, at this 
time, working. 

Call it good luck, good management, good 
training — what you will — here are the sta- 

Entomologists . 
Extension Specialists 
Laboratory Assistants 
Clerks (in industrial concerns 

and elsewhere) 
Teachers .... 
Salesmen .... 
Agricultural and Dairy 

Manufacturing (silk company) 
Graduate Students . 
Library Assistants 
Landscape Architects 
Farm Foremen . 
Builders (Construction) . 
Farmers .... 
Florists .... 
Occupations unknown 











The Alumni Office has these notes concerning 
members of the class of 1930: 

Bill Pillsbury has charge of the ice cream 
manufactures at the Badger Farms Creameries, 
Newburyport, Mass. 

Pete Waechter is a florist in Walpole, Mass. 

Gert Maylott is teaching home economics 
and biology in Ayer, Mass. 

Arthur Sederquist is a salesman for the 
Outpost Nursery Corporation, Ridgefield, Conn. 

Hermon U. Goor'-»l! md Herbert A. Good- 
ell are helping Bas '. >d move his books from 
the chapel library to . mious points about the 
campus, preparatory to enlarging the library. 

Reuben Call is with a building contractor 
in Colrain, Mass. 

Charles Frame is with the General Ice 
Cream Corporation, New Haven, Conn. 

Rachel Atwood teaches home economics in 
the high school at Ware, Mass. 

Carl Bergan is teacher-coach at the Williams- 
burg, Mass. High School. 

Ed Benoit teaches French in the Hudson, 
Mass. High School. 

Ted Marcus is a graduate assistant in the 
dairy department of the New Jersey Agricul- 
tural Experiment Station, New Brunswick, N.J. 

Anne Hinchey is with the Department of 
Pedagogy, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and 
Sciences, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Gert Davis teaches social science in Bloom- 
field, Conn. 

Herm Magnuson hated to leave Wilder 
Hall, and is back at M.A.C. doing graduate 
work in landscape. 

(Continued on Page 4 col. 3) 

H. L. FROST '95 IN 

Represents Citrus Growers 

Harold L. Frost '95 was recently in Washing- 
ton, D. C. representing the interests of the 
Florida Growers Reimbursement Committee, of 
which he is a member. The Florida citrus 
growers have organized this committee in an 
effort to get reimbursement for the damages 
done to their crops by the fruit fly campaign. 

Mr. Frost, who has extensive orchards in 
Massachusetts also has large citrus groves near 
Forest City, Florida. He is the proprietor of 
the H. L. Frost Company of Arlington, Mass., 
tree surgeons, and dealers in agricultural spray 
and fertilizer materials and orchard equipment. 

Mr. Frost has been a trustee of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College since 1909. His 
son, Ed Frost, is now a senior at M.A.C. and 
was, last winter, captain of the hockey team. 


Here Is a Ball Game 

The widely-read Mr. Ripley of "Believe It 
or Not" fame has published some weird accounts 
of athletic contests and strange events through- 
out the world, but here is a story oi the baseball 
game played in the spring of 1894 between the 
class teams of 1896 and 1897 which is at least 
different from the ordinary. 

This was submitted by Mr. Frederick H. 
Read '96 of Oak Lawn, R. I., who, we believe, 
pitched on the 1896 team. 

The game resulted as follows, according to 
Mr. Read. 

1. '96 allowed no hits. 

2. '96 allowed no runs. 

Nowadays that is considered a pretty good 
game without going any further, But 

3. '96 did not allow any passed balls, 

4. '96 did not allow any dead balls, 

5. '96 did not make any errors, 

6. '96 did not allow any bases on balls. 


7. No '97 man reached first base. 


8. '96 right fielder did not touch the ball 

during the game. 

9. '96 center fielder did not touch the ball 

during the game. 

10. '96 left fielder did not touch the ball 

during the game. 

11. '96 third baseman did not touch the ball 

during the game. 

12. No ball went out of '96's diamond. 


13. '96 shortstop caught one fly. 

14. '96 second baseman caught one fly. 
With these two exceptions the entire game 

was played by this '96 triangle, catcher, pitcher, 
and first baseman. 


15. The score was 12 to 0. 
Oh yes, I most forgot — 

16. '96 won. (This account of the game 
appears in the May 14 (or 16) 1894 number of 
"Aggie Life," now on file in the library.) 

Believe it or not! 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1931 


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Entered as second class matter. March 17. 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst. Mass. 
under the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

editorial committee 

Linus H. Jones 'lf>,Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Emory E. Grayson '17 
Marshall O. Lanphear '18 
Oliver C. Roberts '18 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Charles H. Gould '16. ex-officio 
Ellsworth Barnard '28 
George E. Emery '24, ex-officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass. 



Dr. Henry D. Clark '93 

Miss Elizabeth A. Clark of Fitchburg, Mass., 
daughter of the late Dr. Henry D. Clark '93, 
has written to the Alumni Office that Mrs. 
Henry D. Clark, widow of Dr. Clark, is at 
present living with a sister, Miss G. M. Pierce 
of North Amherst, Mass. 

Dr. Clark also is survived by three sisters, 
all of whom live in Amherst. 

Dr. Edward Field Parsons w'19 

Dr. Edward Field Parsons w'19 died of 
pneumonia on March 8, 1931 in the Peiping 
Medical College Hospital, Peiping, North China. 

Dr. Parsons, who had received his M.D., at 
the University of Michigan Medical School, was 
in charge of the Pungchow Hospital, Pungshien, 
Peiping, China under the direction of the 
American Board of Foreign Missions. 

In 1925, in the presence of President and 
Mrs. Coolidge, Dr. and Mrs. Parsons were 
commissioned in the First Congregational Church, 
Washington, D. C. to represent the church in 
hospital work in North China. 

In 1923 Dr. Parsons married Miss Marion 
Tucker of Washington, D. C, who, with three 
children, survives him. 

Dr. Parsons is also survived by three brothers, 
Albert Parsons '03, Clarence Parsons '27, and 
Dr. Samuel Parsons of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 
and a sister, Miss Emma Parsons of East- 
hampton, Mass. 


'10 A son, George Asa, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred P. Nickles, December 1930 in Carlisle, 

'25 A daughter, Mary Eagleston, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles R. McGeoch, March 9, 1931 
in Amherst, Mass. 


'17 Milford R. Lawrence to Miss Lillian 
Drake Pfau, March 4, 1931 in Ticonderoga, 
New York. 

'18 Paul John Heffron to Miss Genevieve 
Loretta Bulgarelli, February 15, 1931 in Hol- 
brook, Mass. 

'29 Dinny Crowley is teaching at the 
Jamaica Plain (Mass.) High School and study- 
ing law at the Boston College Law School. 

'29 Ken McKittrick is assistant traffic 
superintendent for the New York Telephone 
Company at 140 West Street, New York City. 

w'29 Lois Bliss is a student nurse at the 
Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Conn. 

w'31 John E. Sandow is now a lieutenant 
in the air corps of the United States Army. He 
received his commission in June 1930 at Kelley 
Field, San Antonio, Texas. 


'04 Maurice A. Blake. "Length of the 
Fruit Development Period of the Elberta and 
Some Other Varieties of Peaches." New Jersey 
Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 511. 
24 pgs. illus. 

'10 Josiah C. Folsom. "Perquisites and 
Wages of Hired Farm Laborers." U.S.D.A. 
Technical Bulletin 213, January 1931. 

New England Homestead for February 28 is 
embellished with several fine articles by M.A.C. 
men. Paul W. Dempsey '17 writes on "The 
Vegetable Outlook," Professor R. A. Van Meter 
writes on "The Small Fruits Outlook," Professor 
F. C. Sears on "What's New in Fruits?" Pro- 
fessor W. H. Thies on "Progress in Pest Con- 
trol," John B. Abbott, formerly of this faculty, 
gives some "New Thoughts about Plant Food." 


Formerly Superintendent of Parks 

Oliver G. Pratt '18, for twelve years super- 
intendent of parks of the city of Salem, Mass., 
has resigned from this position to become 
superintendent of the Salem, Mass. Hospital. 

Mr. Pratt stated in his twelfth annual report 
to the Salem park commissioners that in sub- 
mitting this report he was practically closing 
his park career. 

To quote from the Salem Evening News, 

"The park commission in concluding its re- 
port says: 'It seems fitting that the board of 
park commissioners express the sincere regret 
which ail its members feel that the park de- 
partment is to lose the service and association 
of Oliver G. Pratt, superintendent for the past 
12 years, yet at the same time, testify to the 
splendid achievements accomplished by him for 
the city, during that period. 

'Cheerful and ever ready to respond to the 
call of duty, regardless of hours or personal 
inconvenience; capable, enthusiastic, broad of 
vision and with that essential spirit of co- 
operation necessary in accomplishing results, 
Mr. Pratt's service has left its indelible imprint 
on the park and playground systems of Salem, 
in the form of material improvements; monu- 
ments, as it were, to his all-around ability, 
efficiency and fine personality.' " 

'21 Russell D. Baker is science instructor 
in the Weaver High School, Hartford, Conn. 

w'21 George J. Thyberg is sales manager of 
the Blair Manufacturing Company, Springfield, 

'22 Stuart D. Main is production manager 
with the Orange Screen Company, Maplewood, 

'22 Al Smith is general manager of the 
United Dairy System, 294 Plainfield Street, 
Springfield, Mass. 

w'22 Raymond Wason is a builder in 
Brookline, Mass. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Exhibition at Lowell. Yorkshire swine were 
added to the Chester and Berkshire breeds 
during this year. A stallion and a small flock 
of sheep were requested in the farm superin- 
tendent's report of 1872. A small flock of 
Cotswold sheep were secured during the next 
year and the Essex breed of Swine were also 
added in 1873. 

In his report of 1878 Superintendent South- 
wick writes as follows: "The stock consists of 
forty head of cattle, of which seventeen are 
Shorthorns, seventeen Ayrshires, four Jerseys, 
and two Brittanies. The horses are six in 

"Of swine there are seven Berkshire sows, 
two Chester sows, eleven pigs for fattening, 
two fat hogs, and one small boar. My sales of 
pigs and hogs amount to $667, and my outlay 
for additions to the stock has been $43. The 
Berkshire swine of the College are of very 
superior quality. I am rather pleased to say 
that not an animal has been lost by sickness 
or accident thus far, although this is my second 

Faculty of Six Men 

In 1879 all the cattle except the Ayrshires 
and two other animals were sold at auction to 
help reduce the college debt. For the same 
purpose this year one professorship was a- 
bolished, the president's salary was withheld 
and the salaries of two professors and the 
treasurer were reduced. 

In the year 1880, the first year of President 
Levi Stockbridge's incumbency, the Agricul- 
tural courses consisted of: 

Fall Winter Spring 

Fr. Ag. 2 hrs. Ag. 3 hrs. Ag. 2 hrs. 

Soph. Ag. 2 hrs. Ag. 3 hrs. Ag. 2 hrs. 
Jr. Ag. Debate Stock & Dairy 

Hort. 2 hrs. 1 hr. farming 2 hrs. 

Sr. Ag. 2 hrs. Ag. Review 

4 hrs. 
Vet. 3 hrs. Vet. 2 hrs. 

The faculty at this time consisted of six men 
with three visiting lecturers. The senior class 
numbered 19, the juniors 44, the sophomores 
16, and the freshmen 14. There were also 13 
special students and 5 post graduates, a total 
of 111. 

The year 1882 saw some drastic changes at 
M.A.C. Honorable Levi Stockbridge resigned 
as President and Professor of Agriculture. 
P. A. Chadbourne, a former President, returned 
in this capacity and Dr. Manly Miles was 
secured to fill the chair of Professor of Agricul- 
ture. The work in English was increased at 
this time and the study of French and German 
made optional. 

Agricultural Classrooms 

The library and chapel was constructed in 
1884 and 1885. Dr. Miles in his report to the 
President as of 1885 says, "In my report of 
last year, a suitable classroom, a workroom 
and an agricultural museum were mentioned 
as among the most pressing wants of the de- 
partment, and my experience in teaching the 
past year prompts me to give still greater 
emphasis to these defects in the means of 

The present classroom for agriculture is the 
one not occupied at the time for other purposes, 
and I have given lectures in six different rooms 
within the year, without any opportunity for 
the use of diagrams or other essential means of 
illustration, as they would interfere with the 
legitimate use of the rooms by the department 
to which they were assigned. 

If the Massachusetts Agricultural College is 
to occupy a leading position among the in- 
dustrial colleges of the country, provision must 
be made to place agriculture on an equal foot- 
ing, at least, with other departments in facilities 
for instruction and means of illustration." 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 1) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1931 



The concert given on Friday evening, March 
13, by the M.A.C. Musical Clubs was probably 
the high water mark in the history of musical 
productions on the campus. A large and 
appreciative audience was present to enjoy a 
varied program of the highest quality. It was 
opened by some selections by the College 
Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Miles H. 
Cubbon, which was followed by a string quartet 
composed of Edgar Sorton, Paul Smith, Dr. 
Cubbon, and Ralph Henry. The main feature 
of the program, the presentation of the oratorio 
"The New Earth" by the College Chorus, 
assisted by the Amherst College Male Chorus 
and members of the Springfield Orpheus Club, 
under the direction of Professor Bigelow of 
Amherst, was preceded by a tenor solo by Roy 
K. Patch '13, which was very well received. 
Mr. Patch is well known to Amherst music 
lovers, having appeared many times before in 
College concerts. 


The debating team has engaged in four 
contests during the past month. On February 
19, a Massachusetts team composed of Leonard 
A. Salter and Joseph Politella won from Clark 
University at Worcester by a 29-28 vote of the 
audience. In this debate, the team upheld the 
negative side of the question "Resolved, that 
the nations should adopt a policy of free trade." 
The team's trip to Maine to meet Colby and 
Bowdoin on February 26 and 27 was not so 
successful. Salter and Richard E. Folger, 
representing Massachusetts, lost a judges de- 
cision to Colby on the question "Resolved, 
that the various states should enact legislation 
providing for compulsory unemployment in- 
surance to which the employees shall contri- 
bute." The State College team defended the 
affirmative. In the debate at Bowdoin, they 
depended the opposite side of the same question. 
There was no decision. On March 12 occurred 
the only home debate of the year, with Weber 
College of Utah. One of the members of the 
visiting team having been taken ill, the re- 
maining representative, Jay London, engaged 
in a forensic duel with Captain Salter, each 
speaker being given 35 minutes. The votes of 
the two judges were split and the deciding vote 
of the audience was 21-17 in favor of the visitor. 


The election of the new officers of the Col- 
legian Board resulted in Frank Springer '32 
being chosen to succeed Frank T. Douglass 
'31 as editor-in-chief. The managing editor is 
Wallace W. Stewart '32, succeeding John A. 
Guenard, while Eric Wetterlow '32, takes the 
place of Paul Smith as business manager. 

Roister Doisters 

During the past month the Roister Doisters 
have presented "The Americans Come" at 
Holyoke, under the auspices of the Second 
Congregational Church, at Greenfield High 
School, and at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham. 


At the Insignia Chapel held Friday, March 
13, the following awards were made for work 
in Academics. 

Cold Medals 
Leonard Bartlett, Roister Doisters 
Alan W. Chadwick, Chorus, Roister Doisters, 

Frank T. Douglass, Collegian 
Paul A. Smith, Orchestra and Collegian 

Silver Medals 
Bruce C. Bottomly, Roister Doisters 
Gertrude A. Mead, Chorus and Index 
Evelyn M. Lyman, Chorus and Roister Doisters 
Gertrude K. Pierce, Chorus 
Frieda B. Norell, Orchestra 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 2) 


A report of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College published in 1893 makes the following 
statement in regard to the alumni: 

"The history of any institution is written in 
the lives of its alumni; and here we have a 
record of which the State may be justly proud. 
Since the college opened its doors to students 
in the fall of 1867 it has received within its 
walls (not including students now pursuing the 
course) eight hundred and seventy-five men. 
Of this number, three hundred and sixty-one 
have completed the prescribed course of study 
and received the degree of Bachelor of Science. 
Three hundred and forty-eight are living. 
Complete statistics of three hundred and thir- 
teen of these men, the graduates of the last 
class not included, are at hand; and examination 
reveals the following facts:* Considerably 
more than one-half of the entire number are 
either farmers or engaged in closely allied 
pursuits. There are ninety-two farmers, and 
the remainder are distributed as follows: agri- 
cultural editors, four; fertilizer business, 
seven; teachers in agricultural institutions, 
twenty-one; experiment station directors, three; 
veterinary doctors, eight; professors of veteri- 
nary science, two; assistants in experiment 
station, twenty-two; assistants in the Board of 
Agriculture, two; Gypsy Moth Commission, 
two. I desire particularly to call attention to 
the prominent positions occupied by our gradu- 
ates in agricultural colleges and experiment 
stations throughout the country. No other 
agricultural college has furnished so many men 
for such positions. One-seventh of all our 
graduates are employed in agricultural colleges 
and experiment stations. They are scattered 
all over the country, and among them we find 
three college presidents, eight professors of 
agriculture, five professors of horticulture and 
botany, three directors of experiment stations 
and several vice-directors. This indeed is a 
record to be proud of for an institution that 
graduated its first class barely twenty-one 
years ago. 

"Among those not connected with agricul- 
tural pursuits we find nine lawyers, eighteen 
engineers and eleven teachers. Medicine claims 
no less than eighteen men, and there are two 
dentists and five clergymen. Our graduates 
touch agriculture, however, at other points. 
Wherever they are found they are usually 
prominent in every movement which tends to 
uplift the agricultural classes. Thus we find 
among them numerous presidents and secre- 
taries of our agricultural societies and members 
of the State Board of Agriculture. Two have 
been masters of the State Grange and two 
lecturers, and they are everywhere at the head 
of local granges, farmers' clubs and agricultural 

'From statistics compiled by Dr. William P, 
Brooks '75. 


Ralphie Kneeland '31 of Attleboro is making 
quite a collection of cups for himself. Last 
spring he won the Southern Alumni Baseball 
Cup for being the best all-around player on the 
1930 team. 

This winter he not only won the George 
Henry Richards cup for being the player on the 
basketball team who showed the most im- 
provement throughout the season, but he also 
was the first to have his name inscribed on the 
Samuel B. Samuels trophy cup for the basket- 
ball player shooting the highest percentage of 

The foul shooting percentages were as follows: 

Kneeland .566 

Houran .565 

Stanisiewski . 550 

w'17 Willard G. Patton is county club agent 
with the Hampden County Improvement 
League, West Springfield, Mass. 


The Thrillers 

The above is not the name of a roller skating 
act (in this case) but, rather, the name which 
we feel best describes the 1931 M.A.C. basket- 
ball club — even though the daily press got into 
the habit of calling the team the "Zebras." 

Thrillers they were. You'd think — to watch 
them — that Captain Stanisiewski and his gang 
were playing for Mr. C. C. Pyle instead of for 
Freddie Ellert. You'd think they were show- 
men instead of college students. Against an 
inferior opponent it seemed as though they'd 
cramp their own style to match that of their 
opponents, to give the spectators every reason 
to be in doubt as to what would be the final 
outcome of the game. (Ask those alumni who 
watched the game in Hartford.) Against a 
superior club these Thrillers would play over 
their own heads to such extent that the oppo- 
nent would be just lucky and glad to win by a 
point or a basket. Ask any Holy Cross player. 

All of which may not represent orthodox 
basketball. But what a satisfying season was 
turned in! The Thrillers romped away with 
Tufts 26 to 15 after Tufts was ahead five points 
and only eight minutes of the game left to go. 
And what a licking they handed Amherst, 39 
to 17, in the Amherst gym. The purple complex 
may still have a significance but it certainly 
was negligible on that occasion. Amherst ex- 
pected to win, too, according to all rumors and 
reports we heard. Pardon us if we seem to smile. 

The Brooklyn (N. Y.) Times of March 8, 
1931 credited the M.A.C. basketball team with 
the best defensive record of any team in the 
East. This record was due in part to the ex- 
cellent guarding of Jack Foley '32 of Amherst, 
captain-elect for next year. Goggy Houran '33 
was the other guard. He has two years left to 
play. Captain Stanisiewski, Merrill Davis and 
Ralphie Kneeland are seniors who have played 
their last games for M.A.C. Especially com- 
mendable, and always notable in every game 
was the coolness and fine leadership of Captain 
Stanisiewski. He was a good captain. 

Ask Coach Freddie Ellert '30 about his team 
and he'll say, "What a gang." 

Record Breakers 

Nor is this title (above) necessarily the name 
of a burlesque troupe. For the 1931 M.A.C. 
hockey team, winning 9 out of 12 games, and 
playing a difficult schedule, turned in a season's 
results that are probably superior to any made 
by a team at this college in the last fifteen 

The leadership of Captain Ed Frost '31 of 
Arlington was outstanding. Ed was playing 
his third year of hockey at M.A.C. 

This record breaking club scored 51 points to 
its opponents 21. Seventeen of the 51 goals 
were scored by George "Sugar" Cain '33 of 
Braintree, probably one of the best centers 
M.A.C. has had. Cain's record places him 
with the leading scorers in Eastern collegiate 

A feature of the 1931 hockey team was its 
two forward lines, of equal ability, which were 
interchanged throughout each game all season. 

The defense work of Art Brown '32 of Way- 
land was especially good, as was that of the 
two goalies, Norm Myrick '31 and Ernie 
Mitchell '32. 

Mitchell, the catcher on the baseball team 
was playing his first hockey this year and 
started in seven of the twelve games. 

Herbie Forest '32 of Arlington, brother of 
Joe Forest '29 who was twice captain of M.A.C. 
hockey teams, has been elected captain for 
next year. This hockey team again won the 
intra-town championship from Amherst for the 
second successive year, as did also the basket- 
ball club. 

Coach Red Ball looks forward to a success- 
ful 1932 season, what with six lettermen avail- 
able and three freshmen who are promising 
candidates if, as Red says, "they are eligible." 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1931 


Recently Appointed 

Conrad L. Wirth, 1923, has just been ap- 
pointed assistant director of the National Park 
Service with headquarters in Washington, D.C., 
and has been placed in charge of the Branch of 

In announcing this appointment, Secretary 
Wilbur of the Department of the Interior says: 
"Mr. Wirth is an all around park man. He is 
a son of Theodore Wirth, superintendent of the 
Minneapolis Park System, and one of the best 
known park executives in the United States. 
During the past three years, Conrad Wirth has 
been associated with the National Capital Park 
and Planning Commission as assistant to the 
director of planning. In this capacity his work 
was primarily of an executive nature in con- 
nection with the acquisition of land for the 
park system of Washington, D. C. This experi- 
ence should be of value in his new work as the 
Branch of Lands has supervision over the 
acquisition of private holdings _ within the 
national parks. He is familiar with the con- 
ditions in the national parks through personal 
visits to many of these areas. Mr. Wirth, who 
is a graduate of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, is trained in town planning, engineer- 
ing, entomology and general landscape work." 


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This request was granted the next year and 
space for teaching agriculture provided in 
South College first floor. 

Both President Greenough and Dr. Miles 
resigned in 1886. The place of the former was 
taken by Henry H. Goodell and that of the 
latter by Henry E. Alvord. 

The report of 1887 lists the following live- 
stock as owned by the college: 
Four horses $900.00 

Forty-four cattle, namely — 

16 Ayrshires $650.00 

6 Guernseys and grades 635.00 

5 Holstein-Friesians 1,200.00 

2 Jerseys 700.00 

15 Grades 390.00 

15 Southdowns 
15 Swine: 
3 Berkshires, 12 Yorkshires 



Total value $4,850.00 

Professor Alvord resigned from the College 
Staff in April 1888 and Professor Wm. P. 
Brooks '75 was recalled from Japan to fill the chair. 
The faculty in 1890 numbered 14 and the 
students included 20 seniors, 27 juniors, 35 
sophomores and 62 freshmen, a total of 144. 
The Agricultural curriculum at this stage con- 
sisted of: 

Fall Winter Spring 

Fr. Climatology, Farm Ac- Breeds of 
or Relations counts, His- Livestock, 
of Weather tory of Agri- Hand Tools, 
and Farming culture, — 2 — 5 




Soils, Tillage Mixed Farm- 
and Drain- ing, Rota- 
age, — 5 tion of Crops 

Farm Imple- 
ments, Har- 
vesting and 
Crops, — 2 

and Trans- 
and Trans- 
portation of 
Markets,— 2 
Breeding and Dairy Farm- 
Care of Live ing, — 3 
Stock, — 4 

Grains and 
Crops, — 5 
Special Crops 
Farm Roads, 
— 1 

Review. Dis- 
cussion, — 3 


Eight High Schools Compete 
atM.A. C. 

From every standpoint of management and 
attendance the fourth annual high school 
basketball tournament held under the auspices 
of the M.A.C. department of physical education 
on March 4, 5, 6, and 7 was the most successful 
of the four. 

The games, played on four successive nights 
by eight Western Massachusetts high school of 
less than 500 students, represented the last 
basketball games to be played in the Drill Hall. 
The tournament next year will be played in the 
cage of the new physical education building. 
Attendance for the four nights was over 6000. 

In the M.A.C. student body now are several 
men who probably were first interested in this 
college through former basketball tournaments. 
The tournaments are good advertising. 

Adams, Mass., High School won the tourna- 
ment, playing the final game with Hopkins 
Academy of Hadley. Hopkins Academy won 
the sportsmanship cup. 

At the meeting of the Western Massachusetts 
Basketball Coaches Association held in Draper 
Hall on Saturday, March 7, Stretch McVey '27 
was elected a vice-president of the association 
and Larry Briggs '27 secretary and treasurer. 

Larry Briggs '27 was tournament manager. 

These alumni watched the M.A.C.-Trinity 
basketball game in Hartford on February 25: 
Ken Messenger '18, Pete Cascio '21, Hank 
Moseley '22, Earl Bruorton '26, Ray Otto '26, 
Skinny Rogers '15, Clif Johnson '29, Bill Dole 
'27, and Em Greenaway '27. 

w'17 Claude Hartford is employed by the 
Standard Oil Company in Weltevreden, Java, 
Dutch East Indies. 

w'17 George A. Scott is a civil engineer 
with the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Works. His address is 88 Walnut Street, 
Clinton, Mass. 

'19 Raymond W. Boynton is factory mana- 
ger of the Angier Corporation, Framingham, 

'19 Robert B. Collins is manager of the 
retail credit company at 40 Central Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

Note — This article, by Professor Victor A. 
Rice, Head of the Division of Agriculture at 
M.A.C, will be continued next month. 



The senior class, 1931, at M.A.C, at its last 
class meeting, voted to turn over the unexpended 
balance of its commencement fund to be pro- 
rated toward the Associate Alumni membership 
dues of members of its class. 

Wynton Danglemayer is president of the 
class and Paul Smith treasurer. 


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George W. Field, Roister Doisters 
Kenneth E. Hodge, Chorus and Collegian 
Arthur C. Johnson, Roister Doisters 
Managers' Prize 
The Committee (composed of the chairman 
and general manager of the Academics Board 
and the managers' coach), appointed to award 
a prize of $50 in gold to that Academics manager 
who most faithfully and intelligently conducts 
the affairs of his organization, wish to go on 
record to the effect that the group of managers 
of the past season seem to them the most 
excellent group in the history of the Academics 
Board. Suggestive of this uniformly high 
standard of service is the fact that the com- 
mittee have voted to divide this prize equally 

Leonard Bartlett, manager of Roister Doisters 
Alan W. Chadwick, manager of the Chorus. 

CLASS OF 1930 

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Lucien Dean is with the Miller Rose Co., 
Needham, Mass. 

Peg Donovan teaches in the high school in 
Palmer, Mass. 

Frank Skogsberg is herdsman at Falcon's 
Flight Farms, Litchfield, Conn. 

Sam Billings is an entomologist at Silver 
Springs, Md. 

Lauri Ronka is teaching in Townshend, Vt. 

Jiggs Elliot sells the service of the Bartlet 
Tree Expert Company in and around Boston. 

Evelyn Dover is teaching in the Ware High 

Isabel Morgan is technician in the patho- 
logical laboratory of the Wyckhoff Heights 
Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Raymond Smith is laboratory assistant 
with the Whitney Milk Company, Charlestown, 

Karl Tomfohrde is a graduate student at 

Anthony Gagliarducci is doing landscape 
engineering in Springfield, Mass. 

Robert Goodnow is teaching at Crown 
Point, N. Y. 

Jesse Taft is teaching at Arms Academy, 
Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

Mildred Brown is teaching at Watertown, 

Floyd Brackley is teacher-coach at King- 
ston, Mass. 

Win Ames teaches vocational agriculture at 
Gilboa, N. Y. 

Frank Bishop is with the Union Market 
National Bank, Watertown, Mass. 

Henry Jensen — now at Harvard — says he 
wants the name of the college changed. This 
college — not Harvard. 

John Tank is an inspector for the U.S.D.A. 
in New York City. 

Russell Nims is teaching in the high school 
in Marshfield, Vt. 

Ralph Nickerson is Paul Serex's right hand 
man in Goessmann Laboratory. Nick is all 
smiles now. No more freshman chemistry thisyear. 

Maurice Cleveland is in the department of 
horticultural manufactures at M.A.C 

Charlie Cox is with the landscape depart- 
ment of Little Tree Farms, Framingham 
Center, Mass. 

Mim Loud is doing graduate work in land- 
scape at M.A.C. 

Spencer Stanford is doing graduate work 
in chemistry at Western Reserve University, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

May Buckler is assistant psychologist at the 
Belchertown, Mass. State School. 

Harold Campbell manages an orchard in 
Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

Fred Jones is a graduate assistant in chem- 
istry at M.A.C. 

Harold Robertson is with the New Jersey 
Extension Service, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Laurence Spooner is a graduate student in 
chemistry at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

Alice Stiles is doing graduate work in the 
department of microbiology and bacteriology 
at M.A.C 

Frank White is a salesman for Remington- 
Rand in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Lewie Lynds is with the Mass. Mutual Life 
Insurance Co., Springfield, Mass. 

Ken Hunt is an assistant in the biology 
laboratory at Williams College. 

Lucy Grunwaldt is teaching at the North 
Andover, Mass. High School. 

Raymond Allen is with the Boyce-Thompson 
Institute for Plant Research, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Palmer Day is landscape draftsman for H. 
L. Movius, Boston. 

Wilfred Purdy is with the Miami, Florida, 
Park Department. 

Osmun Babson writes that he and Gordon 
Murch '28 are studying veterinary medicine 
at Cornell. He says, "Murchie is enjoying his 
work more than Babson is!"